Agenda and minutes

Lead Member for Transport and Environment - Wednesday, 25th May, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: CC1, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Sophie Webb  Governance and Democracy Officer

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Decisions made by the Lead Cabinet Member on 11 April 2022 pdf icon PDF 11 KB


1.1       The Lead Member approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 11 April 2022.


Disclosure of Interests

Disclosure by all Members present of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the Members regard the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.


2.1       There were none.


Urgent items

Notification of any items which the Lead Member considers urgent and proposes to take at the appropriate part of the agenda.


3.1       There were none.




4.1       Reports referred to in the minutes below are contained in the minute book.


Camber Road, Camber - Experimental Traffic Order pdf icon PDF 273 KB

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5.1       The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport together with written comments by Councillor Keith Glazier as the Local Member submitted prior to the meeting.


5.2       Officers confirmed that any final decision on the experiment, could only be either: to make the Order permanent in like terms to the experiment without modification or to revoke it.




5.3       The Lead Member RESOLVED to: authorise the making of an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) to allow a No Waiting At Anytime parking restriction to be introduced on Camber Road.




5.4       A No Waiting At Anytime restriction along the Camber Road may discourage vehicles from parking in areas that restrict the width of the carriageway, hindering traffic flow and stopping vehicles from manoeuvring out of the way of oncoming emergency service vehicles attending incidents.


5.5       Introducing the restriction under an ETRO will enable the necessary parking restrictions to be monitored and reviewed before a decision is made as to whether they should be made permanent or revoked.



Petition to reduce the speed limit on the A22 from Cackle Street to Lampool roundabout pdf icon PDF 197 KB

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


6.2       Mr Jon Harris, the Lead Petitioner for the petition calling on the County Council to reduce the speed limit on the A22 from Cackle Street to Lampool Roundabout, spoke to highlight safety concerns relating to speed of vehicles, pedestrians and horse riders.




6.3       The Lead Member RESOLVED to:

(1) Advise the petitioners that a lower speed limit on the A22 from Cackle Street to Lampool Roundabout is not a priority for the County Council at the present time; and


(2) Temporary posters, that include a road safety message to advise drivers of the risk of encountering deer in the road, will be put up during the deer calving and rutting seasons.




6.4       The resources that the Council have available for road safety are limited and priority must be given to locations with a history of personal injury crashes.


6.5       The crash record on the A22 between Cackle Street and Lampool Roundabout does not identify any area as a current road safety priority for the County Council.


6.6       Previous assessments of the rural A and B class road network in the county, including the most recent Speed Management Programme, have also not identified the A22 between Cackle Street and Lampool Roundabout as being a priority for further investigation. 


6.7       The causation factors and Police descriptions of the personal injury crashes for the latest available three-year period (01/03/2019 and 28/02/2022) indicate that deer contributed towards two of the personal injury crashes on this part of the A22.