Decision details

Traffic Management Improvements - Alfriston Village

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To set out the results of the public consultation on proposals to introduce traffic management measures in Alfriston and to recommend next steps.


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




41.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:


(1) Note the comments of the public consultation; and


(2) Approve the proposal for the traffic management improvements as set out in the report to be taken forward to detailed design and construction as part of the Capital Programme for Local Transport Improvements.




41.3     The proposed package of traffic management improvements for Alfriston village are designed to provide greater comfort and safety for those walking and cycling in the village, and to encourage drivers and riders to respect the historic environment through which they are travelling.


41.4     The proposed build-outs at either end of the village will serve as speed-reducing features and support the proposed 20mph speed limit; address congestion by giving priority to vehicles exiting the village; as well as provide a gateway on the entry points into the village.


41.5     The proposed improvements to HGV route signing will help address inappropriate use of the C39 by lorries.


41.6     Following the stakeholder consultation in autumn 2022 and public consultation in early 2023, there is a significant level of support locally for the proposed traffic management measures in Alfriston village, with only limited concerns highlighted around congestion and journey times which are outweighed by the benefits that the scheme will provide.

Report author: Andrew Keer

Publication date: 20/11/2023

Date of decision: 20/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 20/11/2023 - Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Effective from: 25/11/2023

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