Agenda and minutes

Lead Member for Transport and Environment
Monday, 23rd September, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: CC2, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Simon Bailey  Democratic Services Officer

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Decisions made by the Lead Cabinet Member on 23 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 8 KB


16.1     The Lead Member approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 23 July 2019. 




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



The Ridge, Hastings - proposed pedestrian crossing facility pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport


18.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport, together with the written comments of the Local Member in support of the proposal.




18.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to (1) note the comments from the local consultation; and


(2) approve the proposal to construct a pedestrian crossing on The Ridge, Hastings as set out in the report and as part of the 2019/20 Capital Programme for Local Transport Improvements.




18.3     The County Council has previously received requests to provide pedestrian crossing facilities on The Ridge at the junctions of Chowns Hill and Elphinstone Road. Securing external funding has enabled the identification of the most appropriate location and a design to introduce a controlled pedestrian crossing, just to the east of the junction with Chowns Hill in the vicinity of St Helen’s Church Hall.


18.4     The local consultation exercise identified a majority of respondents supported the scheme. Whilst there were some objections received suggesting that the crossing should be provided instead near the junction of Elphinstone Road, it is considered for the reasons set out in section 2 of the report that the significant accessibility improvements, which the installation of a signalised pedestrian crossing near the Chowns Hill junction will provide to the local community, outweigh these objections.