Decision Maker: Lead Member for Transport and Environment
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To consider the results of the local consultation on the proposed pedestrian and cycle crossing facility along Friday Street, Eastbourne and recommend how the scheme will be taken forward.
8.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.
8.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to: (1) note the comments of the local consultation; and
(2) approve the proposal for the pedestrian crossing in Friday Street as set out in this report to be taken forward to construction as part of the 2019/20 Capital Programme for Local Transport Improvements.
8.3 There are currently limited pedestrian crossing facilities on Friday Street. The County Council has previously received requests for a controlled pedestrian crossing to be introduced and these have been considered through the County Council’s scheme prioritisation process for assessing requests for local transport schemes. The requests scored sufficiently for a scheme to be included in the Capital Programme for local transport improvements. Subsequent survey and design work have identified the most appropriate location for a controlled pedestrian crossing to be introduced on Friday Street was between the junctions of Oak Tree Lane and Shinewater Lane. A local consultation exercise undertaken in February 2019 identified significant support for the scheme albeit with a number of objections
8.4 In light of the significant support for the scheme, it is therefore considered that these objections are outweighed by the road safety and accessibility improvements that the proposed crossing will bring to the local community.
Report author: Rupert Clubb
Publication date: 26/06/2019
Date of decision: 17/06/2019
Decided at meeting: 17/06/2019 - Lead Member for Transport and Environment