Decision details

Notice of Motion - Bishopstone Junction, Seaford

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider and respond to the Notice of Motion submitted calling on the County Council to:

-       Provide temporary traffic lights at the A259 Bishopstone junction to assess the effectiveness of this as a traffic management solution. 

-       Seek to provide a safe route for pedestrians and cyclists, including consideration of a footbridge, over the A259 at Bishopstone using underspends in the County Council’s Active Travel Fund.


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




14.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to recommend that the County Council rejects the Notice of Motion, as set out in paragraph 1.1 of the report.




14.3     Previous traffic modelling to assess the benefits and impacts of introducing traffic signals at the junctions in Bishopstone demonstrates that whilst signalisation would benefit movements from side roads, it would generate extensive queuing and potentially unacceptable delays on the A259.


14.4     The introduction of a footbridge in this location is seen as not affordable or practicable, but that signalised surface crossing options, being considered as part of the A259 Major Road Network study are more likely to demonstrate value for money.


14.5     The £750,000 Active Travel Fund underspend as highlighted in section 2.23 of the report has subsequently been reallocated to develop and deliver three school street schemes in the county.


Report author: Isobel Kellett

Publication date: 05/06/2023

Date of decision: 05/06/2023

Decided at meeting: 05/06/2023 - Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Effective from: 10/06/2023

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