Decision details

Petition for Improvements to signalised junction of Victoria Drive, Summerdown Road, East Dean Road and Church Street, Eastbourne

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Communities and Safety

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider the petition for improvements to be made to the signalised junction with particular focus on cyclists and pedestrians


4.1       The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.


4.2       Mr Robert McGowan, the Lead Petitioner, spoke in support of the petition’s aims.




4.3       The Lead Member RESOLVED to advise the petitioners that (1) potential improvements for pedestrians and cyclists at this junction, such as providing pedestrian phases at the signals, have been assessed through the approved High Level Sift process; and


(2) the proposal was assessed further as part of the Detailed Assessment stage, however it did not rank highly enough to be included within the 2019/20 Capital Programme.



4.4       The detailed appraisal was carried out in late 2018 and was ranked 38 out of 76 appraisals assessed.  There are sufficient funds available to consider the first 21 schemes on the detailed appraisal assessment list, which forms the Capital Programme for Transport Improvements.  The Capital Programme was approved by the Lead Member in March 2019.


4.5       The request will continue to be retained on record for possible inclusion in a future programme.  A scheme could also secure entry in the event that external funding becomes available, for example from funding raised by the local community.  



Report author: Rupert Clubb

Publication date: 13/08/2019

Date of decision: 30/05/2019

Decided at meeting: 30/05/2019 - Lead Member for Communities and Safety

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