The Exceat Bridge project involves the realignment and replacement of the existing single lane bridge at the A259 over the river Cuckmere with a new two-lane bridge with a footway. The Project will deliver a major improvement in the highway connection between Eastbourne and Seaford. The Council needs to secure additional land for the Project. Whilst the Council is seeking to negotiate acquisition of the land by voluntary agreement, it is proposed to make a Compulsory Order in case any negotiations prove unsuccessful. As the works will cross a river and involve diversion of footpaths, it is also proposed to make a Bridge Order under the Highways Act 1980 and Side Roads Order in order to deliver the Project.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and affects more than 1 ward;
Decision status: For Determination
Divisions affected: Seaford North; Seaford South; Willingdon and South Downs;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/06/2023
Anticipated restriction: Part exempt - View reasons
Explanation of anticipated restriction:
A report will be issued for consideration by Cabinet in advance of the Cabinet meeting. There will be an exempt section of the report to the extent that it may contain names and details of any parties who could be affected by the Compulsory Purchase Order.
Decision due: 18 Jul 2023 by Cabinet
Lead director: Director of Communities, Economy and Transport
Department: Communities, Economy and Transport