57.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.
57.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to:
(1) Note the responses to the stakeholder consultation and public information exercise set out in the report;
(2) Approve the proposed changes, as set out in Appendix 1 of the report, to the pedestrian crossing facilities at the crossroads of Station Approach / Devonshire Road / Havelock Road / Cornwallis Terrace to improve pedestrian accessibility from Hastings station to the town centre; and
(3) Agree that the Devonshire Road / Havelock Road / Cornwallis Terrace / Station Approach scheme be taken forward to detailed design and construction in 2022/23.
57.3 Improvements to the pedestrian crossing facilities at the Devonshire Road crossroads and crossing outside Hastings station will improve accessibility between the station and East Sussex College Hastings campus with the town centre and seafront. This will encourage more active travel, contributing towards the County Council’s commitment of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and the Government’s decarbonising transport agenda.
57.4 No objections have been received to the proposals following the stakeholder consultation and public information letter exercise although requests for additional provisions have been received which will be considered and incorporated where possible as part of the detailed design. The scheme will progresses to detailed design and construction for delivery through the 2022/23 capital programme of local transport improvements utilising Local Growth funding allocated to the Hastings and Bexhill Movement and Access Package.