Bexhill Marina Pedestrian Improvement Scheme- Have your say

Closed 13 Dec 2013

Opened 15 Nov 2013

Feedback updated 2 May 2014

We asked

For your views on proposals along a central stretch of Marina between Sackville Road and Devonshire Road to improve the economic vitality of the town centre area by improving access for pedestrians and bus users as well as improvements to the traffic management arrangements.

You said

The results show that Phase 1, the proposed improvements to Marina Court Avenue, received a mixed level of support. The majority of comments received were about the perceived reduction in pedestrian safety that respondents felt would occur if the centre island was removed and if the zebra crossing was relocated closer to the Devonshire Road junction. Comments were also received about the loss of green space adjacent to the De La Warr Pavilion that would result from closing the access to the car park to create a turning area and new parking. The results show that Phase 2, the Marina pedestrian and bus stop improvements, received support. The results show that Phase 3, the changes of layout to Sackville Road roundabout, received support.

We did

At the April 2014 Lead Member for Transport and Environment meeting the Lead Member noted the results of the consultation and authorised the progression through detailed design and construction, to include modifications identified during the consultation exercise, as part of the 2014/15 Capital Programme for Local Transport Improvements the following measures: (a) the changes of layout to Sackville Road roundabout; (b) the widening of the footways and introduction of a 20 mph speed limit on Marina from Sackville Road roundabout to its junction with Devonshire Road; (c) the introduction of the bus stop build-out on Marina; and (d) the improvements to the existing zebra crossing on Marina in the vicinity of the Devonshire Road junction. In addition, the Lead Member authorised that the proposed changes to Marina Court Avenue should be reviewed in light of the feedback from the public consultation and a further set of revised proposals be developed for implementation as part of a future year’s capital programme.

Results updated 2 May 2014

The consultation showed that there was support for Phases 2 and 3 of the proposals, the Marina pedestrian and bus stop improvements and the changes to the layout of Sackville Road roundabout. However, there were concerns over pedestrian safety and the loss of green space with Phase 1 of the proposals, the suggested changes to Marina Court Avenue. From these findings it has been agreed to progress Phases 2 and 3 to detailed design and then construction while Phase 1 will not currently go ahead. Instead, Phase 1 will be reviewed and revised at a later date.

For full details of the consultation, including the results and the minutes of the Lead Cabinet Member meeting, click on the link below.



We would like to hear your views about proposals which are intended to improve conditions for pedestrian in a central stretch of Marina between Devonshire Road and Sackville Road. 

How to take part

Come along to an exhibition at the De La Warr Pavillion Studio, Marina on

  • Friday 15th November 2013 4pm - 8pm, and
  • Saturday 16th November 2013 10am - 4pm.


Or take part in our online survey below.

You have until 13th December 2013 to give us your views. 


Why your views matter

East Sussex County Council is working with Rother District Council to develop a package of transport improvements in the town centre. The aim of these measures is to improve the economic vitality of the town centre area by making it easier for everyone to access and move around.

Following on from the recent improvements to Bexhill Seafront, the first area that has been identified for potential improvements is a central stretch of Marina, between Devonshire Road and Sackville Road. 

The aim of the measures is to improve conditions for pedestrians travelling between the town centre and the seafront.

The improvements include:

  • Upgrading the quality of the footways on Marina and Marina Court Avenue


  • Relocating the existing zebra crossing near to the junction with Devonshire Road to make it easier to use.


  • Introducing a 20 mph speed limit on Marina to improve the safety of all road users.


  • Making it easier for pedestrians to cross the road at the Sackville Road roundabout.


For details of the proposed measures and to let us know your views, please click on the ‘Online Survey’ link below.

What happens next

Your views will help us decide how the proposals will be taken forward.

We will report to the Lead Member for Transport and Environment in December, setting out the results of the public consultation and including our recommendations about whether the scheme should be taken forward for detailed design and consultation.  A copy of the report will be available on the County Council's website nearer the time.

Thank you.



  • Rother


  • Anyone from any background


  • Economic development
  • Road safety
  • Public Transport