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Moving to Newhaven

On 24 Oct 2017 at 9:52pm anon8 wrote:
I am thinking of moving to West Quay, Newhaven.
Is it a good area?
Are supermarkets and shops within walking distance
Is there a good and accessible beach close by?
Any disadvantages/problems that I should know about?
On 24 Oct 2017 at 9:55pm Tinkler wrote:
Where do you live now?
On 25 Oct 2017 at 12:59am Fairmeadow wrote:
If by "beach" you mean shingle mound, you may like Tidemills, Seaford and Brighton. If you picture a sandy bay with rock pools at its ends, try Cornwall or Pembrokeshire.
Newhaven is a proud and independent, if slightly parochial, manufacturing town that, like many similar towns, has seen most of its industries fade away.
It has a future, but as a relatively cheap dormitory area of Greater Brighton. It is pretty well the only area go Greater Brighton where you can rent a home at a rate that Housing Benefit will cover. The old town centre was murdered by East Sussex Highways, but a community will survive.
Sainsbury and Lidl are within walking distance of West Quay, and there is a local store and a fresh fish shop on site. A great deal of development is scheduled for Newhaven in the Lewes Local Plan. Whether it will ever happen is a different matter - house builders look askance on Newhaven sites, and much prefer green field sites in Wivelsfield.
On 25 Oct 2017 at 6:11am Earl of Lewess wrote:
The only person I knew who moved to West Quay came back to Lewes within a couple of years. The town has been ruined during the post-war period and it would take a huge investment to make it a place I'd want to move to.
On 25 Oct 2017 at 12:29pm anon8 wrote:
Thanks for responding.
I visited West Quay the other day. I rather liked the Marina and there are good views out to sea.
A couple of supermarkets close by is a bonus.
Evidently, one of the beaches has been closed, but there is another right next door
On 25 Oct 2017 at 12:48pm endoftheouse wrote:
If you move to Newhaven then live on the eastside of town Denton,South Heighton or Mount Pleasant(if you have the money).
On 25 Oct 2017 at 1:05pm Jester wrote:
Moving to Newhaven?! Really?! On purpose? It's Newhaven, ummm let's see, pros....... none. Absolute dive, scumbag capital. Anyway, best of luck!
On 25 Oct 2017 at 1:12pm anon8 wrote:
What about West Quay
All towns have good and not so good parts
On 25 Oct 2017 at 1:13pm Mike Nelson wrote:
The scrap mountain is a bit of an issue being an eyesore, noise and rust dust (depending on wind,)
On 25 Oct 2017 at 1:21pm Beachcomber wrote:
There are plans afoot to site a large concrete factory just off the beach at Tidemills and also remove the East Pier, which will mean the sand at low tide will disappear. ESCC have shown no mercy for Newhaven, nor do they feel that the long term amenity of beaches is worth anything.
On 26 Oct 2017 at 4:23pm anon8 wrote:
I e-mailed an estate agent in Newhaven and asked about the area - I know that they want to sell properties
This was part of his response (all positive):
'Newhaven is a lovely up and coming seaside resort...'

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