East Sussex County Council are currently developing a plan to replace the existing bridge at Exceat with a new two-lane two-way bridge. I will be putting together a considered response from Cycle Seahaven, so if you have any comments you can send them my way (firstname.lastname@example.org). Alternatively there is a survey at the link below if you wish to respond directly.
I know what I think already – but it would be good to hear a range of opinions from users of the current bridge.
“We write to advise you of the Public Engagement Exercise for the Exceat Bridge Replacement project. The Planning Authority (South Downs National Park) recommend that this event takes place now and the responses will be used to inform the ongoing design. The planning application will be submitted in early 2021 and we anticipate a decision from the South Downs National Park Authority in summer 2021.
The engagement starts on 13th July, and will run until 7th August; due to the current climate, it will be conducted online only. Posters are positioned around the Exceat Bridge and Seven Sisters Country Park Visitor’s Centre signposting people to details of the engagement, which can be found here: ”
Thanks to everyone who commented. Comments have been collated and sent to East Sussex Highways. Hopefully I’ve captured them all.
You will see that the general feeling is that cycling has been ignored in the designs and should taken into account before the full consultation next year.