Opportunities for bespoke development, business rate relief and no pre-application charges for planning enquiries.

Unlike other towns, Newhaven has substantial capacity for business growth. Building on the town’s natural assets and strong transport connections, Newhaven is fast-becoming home to a growing and diverse economy focussed on innovative, high-value growth sectors.

Over the next 25 years, the Enterprise Zone will create around 55,000m2 of new commercial floor space for employment use. There is a committed Avis Way and North Quay Business Forum with an active membership of 30 businesses who meet regularly to discuss and resolve issues within the estate to ensure that there is a thriving business community that supports Newhaven’s wider aspirations. The Enterprise Zone plans to help establish more business groups like this to support the town’s thriving enterprises.

Key benefits

Strong transport links with a direct link to Europe
Affordable business space with room to grow
Business rate relief
No pre-application charges for planning enquiries

A local community with global ambition

Newhaven is home to a number of international businesses that are leading in innovation across the plastic, renewables, design and food sectors. With access to a highly-engaged business network, the town is emerging as a hub for ambitious businesses.

As well as significant business development, there is also planned investment for housing in the town, the expansion of Newhaven Port and plans underway to re-develop the town centre.

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The Newhaven Enterprise Zone has a responsibility for coordinating the meeting’s approach to equalities, communities, business objectives and Newhaven’s vision. Follow the link to view notes and actions from previous forums.

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Whether you're a business looking to move to Newhaven, you need more space to grow or you live or work in Newhaven and are interested to find out more, please get in touch.
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