Decision Maker: Lead Member for Transport and Environment
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To consider responses to the stakeholder and public consultations on the proposed Town Hall Square Public Realm Improvements as part of the wider London Road pedestrian improvement scheme and seek approval to progress the scheme to detailed design and construction.
54.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport together with written questions from Councillor Paul Redstone which were answered in the meeting.
54.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to:
(1) Note the comments of the local consultation and subsequent discussions with Rother District Council regarding the inter-relationship between the Town Hall Square proposals and the District Council’s Town Hall campus redevelopment proposals; and;
(2) Approve that Option A – removal of the Town Hall Square gyratory and creation of a priority junction between London Road and Buckhurst Place - to be taken forward to detailed design and construction as part of the 2023/24 Capital Programme for Local Transport Improvements
54.3 The London Road corridor scheme forms part of the wider Hastings Bexhill Movement and Access Package and seeks to improve the pedestrian environment, including the public realm, and traffic management in this part of Bexhill. The scheme would be delivered using Local Growth Fund monies, as well as £300,000 Community Infrastructure Levy funding from Rother District Council.
54.4 Whilst the removal of the gyratory received a mixed response during the public consultation, it will deliver an attractive public realm that will provide a safe space for people to meet, encouraging people to come into the town more often and spend more time there.
Report author: Andrew Keer
Publication date: 16/01/2023
Date of decision: 16/01/2023
Decided at meeting: 16/01/2023 - Lead Member for Transport and Environment
Effective from: 21/01/2023