4.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.
4.2 Ms Lawrence and Ms Campbell, the Lead Petitioners, gave a presentation of further evidence in support of their petition.
4.3 The Lead Member suggested the commissioning of a feasibility study, which could be used to support any future bid to the Community Match Fund.
4.4 RESOLVED to advise petitioners that (1) traffic calming measures incorporating a 20mph speed limit and a pedestrian crossing in Etchingham are not a priority for the County Council at the present time;
(2) Step down markers are not permitted in advance of a speed limit and it has been determined that the Vehicle Activated Sign outside of the school is in the correct position;
(3) the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership’s criteria requirements are not met for a speed camera to be installed in Etchingham due to its good safety record; and
(4) Etchingham Parish Council may wish to consider funding traffic calming measures incorporating an advisory 20mph speed limit and pedestrian crossing facilities in Etchingham through the Community Match Fund scheme.
4.5 Additional traffic calming measures incorporating an advisory 20mph speed limit on the A265 near Etchingham Primary School and a pedestrian crossing in the High Street are not presently a priority for funding from the County Council’s budget. However, they could be supported if an alternative source of funding becomes available or if an application through the Community Match Scheme was successful.