Newhaven and Peacehaven: Improvements for pedestrians,cyclists and bus users

Closed 23 Dec 2013

Opened 23 Nov 2013

Feedback updated 17 Apr 2014

We asked

For your comments on proposals for pedestrian, cycling and bus improvements in Newhaven and Peacehaven.

You said

There was a high level of support for all the proposals.

We did

We have agreed to take forward all the proposals to detailed design.

Results updated 17 Apr 2014

The results of the consultation were reported to the Lead Member for Transport and Environment.  A copy of the report and the minutes of the meeting can be found below.



We would like to hear your views about proposals which are intended to improve conditions for pedestrians, cyclists and bus users along the A259 from Peacehaven to Newhaven and for cyclists in Newhaven town. 

How to take part

Come along to an exhibition at Newhaven Baptist Church on

  • Saturday 23rd November 2013 10am - 4pm, or

The Meridian Centre, Peacehaven on

  • Friday 29th November 2013 2pm – 8pm or
  • Saturday 30thNovember 2013 10am – 4pm, or

The Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven on

  • Monday 2nd December 2013 2pm – 8pm

 Or take part in our online survey below.

You have until 23rd December 2013 to give us your views.

Why your views matter

In June 2012 the County Council was awarded £2.4 million from the Government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) to introduce measures to improve conditions for those walking, cycling and using public transport.

The aim of the LSTF programme is to support local authorities in delivering local transport schemes that will help deliver economic growth, whilst cutting carbon emissions and increasing levels of physical activity.

The money is to be used to introduce packages of local transport improvements in Lewes, Eastbourne, Newhaven and Peacehaven. This has to be spent by the end of March 2015, by which time all of the schemes will have to be implemented.

The A259 provides an important link between Newhaven and Peacehaven. Earlier this year, key stakeholders were asked about the main issues faced by pedestrians, cyclists and bus users in this area. Using this information and the results of an audit of existing conditions along the road we have developed a package of proposed improvements.

In Newhaven our focus has been on trying to improve conditions for cyclists travelling across and within the town.

Please click on the links below to view the plans:

A259 Peacehaven - Ambleside Avenue to Roderick Avenue

A259 Peacehaven - Roderick Avenue to Mayfield Avenue

A259 Peacehaven - Mayfield Avenue to Downland Avenue

A259 Downland Avenue towards Upper Valley Road

A259 Golf Club to Newhaven Polyclinic

Cycle route from A259 to Church Hill

Newhaven Cycling Church Hill to High Street

Newhaven Cycling - Denton

What happens next

The closing date for the consultation by which questionnaires must be returned is Monday 23 December 2013

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 February 2014, setting out the results of the public consultation. This report will include our recommendations about which of the proposals, if any should be taken forward for detailed design and construction.

A copy of the report will be available on the County Council’s website nearer the time.


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