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Work has begun at the old newsagents in Pevensey Bay this morning (October 1), in preparation for the arrival of a new tenant.

The shop window has been removed this morning in readiness for the refurbishment to start.

Owners are understood to be giving first consideration to an art based enterprise that is currently trading elsewehere in East Sussex.

The work on the shop, in preparation for a new tenant, is one of three new shops planned for Pevensey Bay.

All the enterprises planned are for new niche shops.

The birth of this economic activity is being linked to what has been described by the project management team as ‘a seven year plan’. now being put into operation in the beautifully restored Bay Hotel.

An application to turn a home into a florist in Pevensey Bay has been made. The plan, which Bay Life understands has been under consideration for some time, looks set to be widely welcomed by the community.

The home, which was once a shop, sits on the corner of Coast Road pointing towards the heart of the community and small parade of shops.

Owners in their application explain that have previously run a florist.

They say, “the proposal is for an A1 retail shop as a florists, having previously traded as a florist in a family business for many years in Hailsham, we feel as a family business will be welcomed in the village of Pevensey Bay”.

Next up is Anderida House, once office in 1932 to the plan to build Beachlands. An application  has been put forward to turn the building, that has a historic note in Pevensey Bay, into a bicycle shop.

A number of residents have made positive comment about the possibility of a bike shop. Yvonne Hancock, who has lived here for 38 years said succinctly “that will work”.

The company making the applications to convert Anderida House for the purpose of retail, is CycleTech, currently based in Westham.