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Over £1.2 million offered for Peacehaven transport improvements and £2.8M for additional infrastructure needs

Following the decision in December (2017) to defer the planning application for new homes on Lower Hoddern Farm in Peacehaven, Lewes District Council and East Sussex County Council have secured over £4 million to deliver a wide range of local transport and wider infrastructure improvements, subject to planning permission being granted.

In response to concerns raised by local people, the new plan includes significant upgrades to three neighbouring road junctions to increase flow and capacity, an increased bus service to and from Peacehaven, new pedestrian links and car club provision.

Working closely with BDW Southern Counties and other stakeholders, the funding for highway improvements has increased significantly from £221,200 to £1.26 million in addition to the Community Infrastructure Levy contribution, which is approximately £2.8 million.

The full action plan includes:

  • Greenwich Way/Sutton Avenue junction improvements

  • A259/Sutton Avenue junction improvements

  • A259/Telscombe Cliffs Way junction improvements

  • An increased service on the 12X bus route

  • Real time bus information on local bus stops and within the development itself

  • Pedestrian links from the development to the A259 and Pelham Rise

  • A new pedestrian crossing on Arundel Road

  • Provision of 10% electric car charging points within the development

  • New car club provision both on the application site and at the Meridian Centre

  • A comprehensive travel plan to benefit all residents in Peacehaven  

Lewes District Council’s planning committee will consider the Lower Hoddern Farm application for new homes on Monday 23 April 2018 at 5.30pm at the Meridian Centre, Peacehaven.  The meeting is open to the public to observe and those people who have registered with the council will be able to speak.

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Published 9 April 2018