Decision Maker: Lead Member for Communities and Safety
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To consider the request for a pedestrian
crossing at Lindfield Road, Eastbourne
15.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport (Agenda Item 6).
15.2 The following people spoke in support of the petition’s aims:
Alex Burrough (the Lead Petitioner), Councillor Tony Freebody and Councillor Colin Swansborough.
15.3 The Lead Member RESOLVED to advise the petitioners that (1) a potential pedestrian crossing for Lindfield Road has been assessed through our approved high Level Sift process and is not a priority for the County Council at the present time; and
(2) petitioners may wish to consider taking a potential scheme forward through Community Match. A feasibility Study at a accost of (£500) would be required prior to a Community Match application.
15.4 The County Council has a limited amount of funding to develop local transport improvements and we need to ensure that we target our resources to those schemes which will be of greatest benefit to our local communities. To help us prioritise the numerous requests received for improvements, we developed a process to determine which schemes should be funded through our Integrated Transport Programme. The request for a pedestrian crossing has been assessed to determine if it might be a priority for further consideration. The proposal did not meet the benchmark score to enable it to be taken forward.
15.5. In order to determine what measures could be suitable in Lindfield Road, prior to a Community Match application, it is suggested that the residents contact Eastbourne Borough Council to ascertain whether they would be interested in supporting a scheme to try and influence traffic conditions in the road. They would then need to commission a Feasibility Study at a cost of £500 plus VAT. Speed data was collected from the site at the beginning of September 2019. This will help to identify possible improvements for further discussions and provide the group of residents and Eastbourne Borough Council with an estimate of what they might cost to assist in their budget considerations.
Report author: Rupert Clubb
Publication date: 31/03/2021
Date of decision: 30/01/2020
Decided at meeting: 30/01/2020 - Lead Member for Communities and Safety
Effective from: 07/02/2020