Decision details

Petition for improved safety measures – Robertson’s Hill, Hastings

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Petition for increased safety measures – Robertson’s Hill, Hastings. A petition was submitted to the County Council on 23 July 2021 and needs to be considered by Lead Member for Transport & Environment


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


30.2     Ms Ivora Alexander spoke in support of the petition’s aims.




30.3     The Lead Member RESOLVED to advise the petitioners that a potential scheme to provide:

           A one-way system;

           A footway outside of Nos. 1-3 Robertson’s Hill;

           Traffic calming measures including a 20mph speed limit, speed bumps, width restriction and/or a priority working system;

has been assessed through our approved High Level Sift process and is not a priority for the County Council at the present time; and consideration could be given to an application to the Community Match Initiative for local highway improvements.




30.4     Crash data supplied by Sussex Police for the period 01/10/2018 – 30/09/2021shows that there have been no crashes resulting in personal injury within Robertson’s Hill, with two slight injury crashes recorded at the junction with the A259.  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. The proposal(s) did not meet the benchmark score to enable them to be taken forward.

Report author: Rupert Clubb

Publication date: 23/12/2021

Date of decision: 13/12/2021

Decided at meeting: 13/12/2021 - Lead Member for Transport and Environment

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