High Street, Hastings Improvement Scheme

Closed 15 Nov 2013

Opened 18 Oct 2013


We would like to hear your views about proposals to improve the pedestrian environment and reduce through traffic in High Street, Hastings. 

How to take part

Come along to an exhibition at St Mary Star of the Sea Church Hall, 1 High Street, Hastings on

  • Friday 18th October 2pm - 8pm, and
  • Saturday 19th October 10am - 4pm.

Or take part in our online survey below.

You have until 15th November to give us your views. 


Why your views matter

In 2010 a number of improvements were introduced in the High Street area, including a pedestrian zone in Courthouse Street and the upgrade of two pedestrian crossings on The Bourne.

Since the opening of the Jerwood Gallery and the introduction of new signals at the Rock-a-Nore Road junction, concerns have been raised about the amount of traffic rat-running through the High Street.

A study has been carried out to look at the impact that the opening of the Jerwood Gallery has had on traffic levels in and around the High Street and a set of proposals has been developed to improve conditions for pedestrians in the High Street.

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.



  • Hastings


  • Businesses
  • Community groups or organisations
  • Voluntary groups or organisations
  • Residents panel
  • Residents of East Sussex
  • Anybody with an interest


  • Road safety