CAROLINE Ansell says she is disappointed’ Brighton University is moving out of Eastbourne.

The plans were announced yesterday.

She said: “This is very disappointing news after such a successful long-term partnership with the town. I have spoken with the university’s vice-chancellor this morning who answered many of my questions but I will have others in the weeks to come.

The university is a valued partner in Eastbourne and an important part of the economy, and there will be some concern locally, especially around jobs. There is a consultation and everyone can give their views. I will be doing that too.”