Our Story

The story of Newhaven captures the spirit of our area and brings to life our strengths and potential. There are three themes to the Newhaven story, pillars of distinctiveness that will help with the development of our place and the promotion of Newhaven. These are at the heart of how we’re going to grow and prosper.

  • Valuing Creative Freedom
    There is an energy, dynamism and passion within Newhaven. This can be harnessed to bring new activity and life to our town and attract those wanting to be early adopters.
  • Marine in the Making
    Newhaven’s maritime role took off in the mid-19th century with the opening of the railway line to Lewes. Our place is intrinsically linked with marine and water and we must celebrate this asset to reach our potential.
  • Celebrate the Energy of Industry
    Newhaven is and always has been a place of industry. With a range of businesses calling our town home, we want to build on this activity and generate growth by providing the right space and support for businesses.

The Newhaven Story


Faces of Newhaven