Ghyll Road Traffic Calming Proposals

Closed 7 Jul 2017

Opened 12 Jun 2017


In 2008 East Sussex County Council introduced a traffic calming scheme along Sheepsetting Lane, Tilsmore Road and Mill Road to encourage slower vehicle speeds and to improve road safety.

There has been a long standing desire from local residents to extend the existing scheme into Ghyll Road as the average traffic speeds, particularly in the vicinity of the narrow bridge between Geers Wood and Swaines Way are exceeding the 30 mph speed limit.

East Sussex Highways has developed a traffic calming scheme in partnership with local residents’ representatives. We’re now in a position to consult on some proposals on this.

The scheme will be introduced throughout the length of Ghyll Road between the existing priority working build-out north of Tilsmore Road and the junction of Ghyll Road and the B2203 to the south.

You can download PDF's of the proposals in the 'Related' section at the bottom of this webpage.

The proposals comprise of the following traffic calming features to encourage slower vehicle speeds;

-       Speed cushions introduced at regular intervals along Ghyll Road;

-       Raised table at the Ghyll Road and Geers Wood junction;

-       Upgrade of existing street lighting lanterns and new signing in support of traffic calming features.

As part of developing these measures we have endeavoured to minimise the number of physical traffic calming features that are to be introduced. However, in order to ensure traffic speeds are maintained below the 30 mph speed limit it has been necessary to provide these features at regular intervals along the whole length of Ghyll Road.

The cost of introducing these measures along Ghyll Road has been estimated at £150,000. Subject to the outcomes of this consultation exercise, if the proposal goes ahead, it would be paid for from contributions secured as part of East Sussex County Council’s annual capital programme for local infrastructure improvements for 2017/18.

Commenting on the proposals

You can give us your views on the proposals by filling in the online questionnaire.

All responses received will be treated in the strictest confidence; the Council will use the responses from this questionnaire for research purposes only.

If you would like to discuss the scheme in more detail, the East Sussex Highways team will be available to meet with you at the Heathfield Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane at the following times:

-       Wednesday 21 June 2017 between 5 pm and 8 pm

-       Saturday 1 July 2017 between 10 am and 1 pm

What happens next?

We’ll use your comments to help us to decide whether the proposals should be taken forward. A report setting out the results of this consultation and containing recommendations about whether the scheme should be introduced will be considered by the East Sussex County Council Lead Member for Transport and Environment in Autumn 2017. 


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