Decision Maker: Lead Member for Transport and Environment
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To decide a response to a petition to create a safe crossing on Sutton Avenue to access South Coast Road and Dell Park. Petitioners have requested formal pedestrian crossings in the vicinity of the Sutton Avenue and A259 South Coast Road roundabout, Peacehaven. Exact locations have not been specified although the Lead Petitioner has suggested consideration of crossings on the A259 South Coast Road, between Lincoln Avenue and Dorothy Avenue. The petition objective is to improve safer crossings and therefore access for pedestrians to the Dell and the shops on South Coast Road.
64.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.
64.2 Councillor Ciarron Clarkson, the Lead Petitioner for the petition calling on the County Council to create a safe crossing on Sutton Avenue to access South Coast Road and Dell Park spoke to highlight the benefits of formal pedestrian crossings to the local community in terms of safety, economy, environment, health and wellbeing.
64.3 The Lead Member RESOLVED to advise petitioners that:
(1) A potential scheme for improved pedestrian crossing facilities has been assessed through the 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 the Community Match Process. A Feasibility Study (at a cost of £500) and Speed data (at a cost of £422 per site) would be required prior to a Community Match application.
64.4 Provision of formal pedestrian crossings in the vicinity of the roundabout at the A259 junction with Sutton Avenue, Peacehaven, is not a priority for the County Council at the present time. However, appropriate improvements could be considered should an alternative source of funding become available.
Report author: Kelly Burr
Publication date: 13/03/2023
Date of decision: 13/03/2023
Decided at meeting: 13/03/2023 - Lead Member for Transport and Environment
Effective from: 18/03/2023