Exceat Replacement Bridge Project – further update

The design for the new Exceat Bridge will have no cycling provision. There are no plans to update the footpath to the forest or have any lights at all. This includes no controlled pedestrian crossings. With the traffic constantly flowing it could be even harder to use this stretch of road. 

This is a good opportunity to make the area safer for all users.

If you would like to comment, email – planning@southdowns.gov.uk and quote reference SDNP/21/02342/FUL

Link to the details:



Following on from the consultation, the Exceat Replacement Bridge Project feedback has been posted on ESCC website. Over 1000 responses were received!

You can read the full feedback here:

I’m quite disappointed to see that little attention has been paid to the comments / concerns we highlighted. There is also confirmation that the project doesn’t take into account the causeway, it is for the bridge only. As a small positive the road around the bridge will be slowed to 30mph from 60mph which will hopefully improve safety.

It does amuse me that the council feels that a controlled crossing will ‘spoil the natural landscape’…  personally I can’t see the logic.

The planning application should be submitted in April next year. At this point we will have another opportunity to comment.

Have a read and let me know what you think!

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