Inquiry opens over beach dispute in Newhaven

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A public inquiry has started which will decide whether residents and visitors in a south coast town will be allowed back on the beach.

The owner of Newhaven beach, Newhaven Port and Properties (NPP), closed it in 2008 because of safety concerns.

The town council has applied to East Sussex County Council to reclassify the area, used by locals for 100 years, as a village green.

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