32.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.
32.2 Mr Tyler Butterworth spoke in support of the petition’s aims.
32.3 The Lead Member RESOLVED to advise the petitioners that
(1) A 30mph speed limit in the hamlet of Milton Street does not meet the criteria requirements set out in approved policy PS05/02;
(2) The investigation of additional measures is not a priority for East Sussex County Council;
(3) The petitioners may wish to consider taking a potential scheme forward through the Community Match Initiative. A Feasibility Study (at a cost of £500) would be required prior to a Community Match application; and
(4) Contact will be made with National Highways with a request to improve signing at the junction of the A27/Milton Street as this falls within their jurisdiction.
32.4 At the present time, the County Council has very limited funding available for assessing lower speed limits and associated measures. The only resources currently available are being targeted at the ‘A’ and ‘B’ roads in the county with a crash rate above the county average. As Milton Street is a 'C' class road and in the absence of a recorded crash record in the most recent ten-year period, this would not be a priority for us to consider at the present time.