13. Transport and Accessibility

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Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19135

Received: 26/01/2009

Respondent: Councillor David Vereker

Representation:

Some points that might be worth considering in my view are :-

Should responsibility for footpaths in rural areas be invested in the Parish Councils; the locals know which paths are used and which need maintaining.

A standard 30mph limit in all villages and a max of say 40mph for minor roads

Encouraging cycling is all very well but is a hazardous occupation in the countryside without dedicated (and protected) tracks.

More multi storey car parks and flats in, or on outskirts of, towns.

Consideration given to fast coastal sea transport.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19236

Received: 29/01/2009

Respondent: Sedlescombe Parish Council

Representation:

Sedlescombe Parish Council would like to see encouragement of local lift schemes whereby volunteers help those in the community without, or unable to use, transport to access healthcare serves.

Full text:

Sedlescombe Parish Council would like to see encouragement of local lift schemes whereby volunteers help those in the community without, or unable to use, transport to access healthcare serves.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19515

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: Guestling Parish Council

Representation:

There is no mention of the potential increase in flights from Lydd airport. This would increase the traffic on the A259 through Guestling.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19529

Received: 25/02/2009

Respondent: Beulah Baptist Church

Representation:

7. TRANSPORT & ACCESSIBILITY - Roads, cars, parking - Rail, bus, cycle
"Embrace the car" and work with personal/private transport.
Create efficient affordable public facilities.
Incorporate full safe cycle paths.

Concentrate on better cycling facilities for safety. Use Bexhill Promenade.
Cheaper rail/bus fares to encourage use.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19531

Received: 25/02/2009

Respondent: Beulah Baptist Church

Representation:

Link Road will help with environment on A259 due to continued snarl up of traffic. Keep plenty of parks and other open spaces as possible, but adapt where necessary to changing needs.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19534

Received: 22/01/2009

Respondent: Mr. Graham Alexander

Representation:

Speeding along A259 is frequently dangerous, especially along Rectory Lane, Winchelsea - double white lines woud help, but obeying speed limits needs some reinforcement. Motorcycle noise at weekends is very intrusive and their excessive speed is dangerous. One accident along the A259 results in timely delays & blocked side roads (Dumb Woman's Lane). Please sort out, uphold the law.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19550

Received: 25/02/2009

Respondent: Councillor Michael Ensor

Representation:

The creation of the Glyne Gap Railway Station and the Wilting Railway Station are also important and should be included.
Rother should be asking ESCC to promote a growth in the scale and frequency of reliable, attractive, and accessible bus services. This will reduce car dependency.There should be a statement on the changes of car usage over the LDF period.
The use of cycles is mentioned in the LDF, but there is a need to strengthen the contribution of the cycle as a future mode transport. The new ESCC Cycle Policy has changed its approach from recreational cycling to utility cycling,therefore the Rother LDF should positively encourage defined cycle routes, and especially the cycle routes to Hastings and Eastbourne. The opportunity to promote Bexhill as a tourist destination would be enhanced if Bexhill had an improved cycle infrastructure.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19562

Received: 28/01/2009

Respondent: Mrs. Rose Archer

Representation:

Concerned by lack of emphasis on improving A259. Speed is a serious problem and leading to accidents. A method of traffic calming needs to be introduced. Also what about by-pass that has been promised for 40 years. A259 woefully inadequate to cope with volumes of traffic now and will worsen when 450 houses built at Rye.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19633

Received: 02/03/2009

Respondent: Messrs. Chishick, Commotto and Terry

Representation:

Other key issues that are missing or do not have enough emphasis are: the problem of traffic speed and volume through villages; the traffic and parking consequences of development, including leisure development

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19724

Received: 02/03/2009

Respondent: Messrs. Chishick, Commotto and Terry

Representation:

There is a general lack of focus on buses, particularly the need for additional routes and later running times, and for co-ordination between buses and trains to provide integrated public transport.

There is no reference to Community Transport schemes, which play an essential role in filling the gaps left by commercial bus services. Surely, these schemes should be supported.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19757

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: RSPB

Representation:

Transport
We have concerns about any new road schemes, which maybe in the proximity of Pevensey Levels Ramsar site or Dungeness to Pett Level SPA site, unless it can be shown that there will be no adverse effect on those sites.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19800

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: East Sussex County Council

Representation:

TRANSPORT AND ACCESSIBILITY

Infrastructure

Paras 13.15 to 13.17:
a) The 1st bullet should be amended to read "New SPD on development contributions" and,
b) In the interests of flexibility a further bullet should be added as follows: "Other appropriate measures"

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19812

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: East Sussex County Council

Representation:

Whilst the 'plan B' options do not detract from the necessity of the introduction of the BHLR, the preferred strategy does take account of the eventuality of the BHLR either slipping in timescale or not being built.


The timing for the completion of the BHLR is incorrect in the various references throughout the document which should be amended to reflect and align with dates referenced within the BHLR Major Scheme Business Case and supportive documentation. The current anticipated completion date is December 2012. (It is noted that the table found in 13.9 also gives a completion date of 2103)

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19813

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: East Sussex County Council

Representation:

It is felt that the 'Transport and Accessibility' section of the document does not provide sufficient information on detailed measures to support the approaches i.e. Quality Bus Partnership, priority lanes etc although reference is made to the need to develop safe cycle and pedestrian networks. Again it is assumed that upon completion of the stage 2 Transport Assessments (currently being undertaken in conjunction with the County Council) the level of detail will increase.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19814

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: East Sussex County Council

Representation:

It is felt that there needs to be explicit reference to the 'Hastings and Rother Accessibility Strategy' and its action plan as a means of demonstrating how improved access to services could be delivered.

Little explanation is given on the need for Travel Plans with new development. While mentioned in box 35, it should be clearer that Travel Plans not only seek to reduce car use but also promote sustainable modes and reduce the need to travel.

Table 13.9 states that the Local Planning Authority will secure Travel Plans. Whilst this is technically correct the Highway Authority has an important role in negotiating, securing and monitoring travel plans through section 106 agreements.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19873

Received: 26/01/2009

Respondent: Bexhill Rail Action Group

Representation:

Early timetable improvements to the Hastings/Ore - Victoria service to reduce the excessively long journey times. A functional timetable on the Brighton - Ashford service to maximise good connections at Ashford into new high-speed Javelin services from December 2009. Early implementation of maintenance-led improvements to increase line speeds on the Marshlink, and the installation of barriers at Winchelsea level crossing, to reduce journey times and improve safety and performance.
Re-signalling in both the Bexhill and Polegate areas to reduce headways and increase capacity.
Construction of the Willingdon Chord, a short piece of track avoiding Eastbourne, which would reduce journey times to London by up to 20 minutes.
Provision of new station at Glyne Gap to serve Ravenside, Bexhill College and local housing.


Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19874

Received: 26/01/2009

Respondent: Bexhill Rail Action Group

Representation:

The Coastway railway line between Ashford and Brighton is a Trans European Network route and eligible for European funding.

BRAG advocates the full upgrade and electrification of the Marshlink to enable High Speed Javelin services to run from London to Hastings and Bexhill via the Thames Gateway, Ashford and Rye. This could reduce journey times from the capital to Bexhill to just one hour and 10 minutes, creating a whole new corridor of regeneration, and making both eastern Rother and Bexhill attractive places to live and locate a business.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19949

Received: 28/01/2009

Respondent: Ewhurst Parish Council

Representation:

The document should recognise the need for dual tracking and electrification of the Marshlink railway line between Hastings and Ashford.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19986

Received: 29/01/2009

Respondent: SEERA

Representation:

The Assembly welcomes the reference to Hastings as a regional transport hub. The Core Strategy would benefit from clear reference to and support for the enhancement and/or management of the regional transport spokes that relate to the hub in policy, especially in regard to the level of regional connectivity for the major settlements and connectivity between sub-regions. This should be considered for all modes of travel in line with Policy T8 of the Proposed Changes to the South East Plan. For further guidance, please refer to the LDF transport guide, available through the Assembly website: httR:/ /www .southeast-ra.gov .u k/transport.html.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20001

Received: 04/01/2009

Respondent: Rye Conservation Society

Representation:

The focus for the strategy outlined in paras 13.6, 13.7 and 13.8 are sound but fails to mention:
1. Safety - which must be a key factor with investment in road transport
2. Electrification and dual tracking of the Marsh Link rail connection between Hastings and Ashford

Para 13.9 Regional Transport programme schemes/initiatives:
- Baldslow improvement (No.5) must be brought forward for completion to coincide with the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road to avoid a chaotic congestion problem at this major road iinterchange
- Suggest include also Rye Harbour Road/A259 junction improvement to improve road access to the Port of Rye and the industrial development site at Rye Harbour Road.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20159

Received: 01/01/2009

Respondent: Crowhurst Parish Council

Representation:

Crowhurst Station must remain, there is no other public transport in the village and without it the village's survival would be in real danger.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20257

Received: 28/01/2009

Respondent: Battle Local Action Plan Steering Group

Representation:

The creation of cycle routes within the area not just for recreational use but also for use by chilidren going to and from the schools and for use by the public generally, thus avoiding the busy A Class roads.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20399

Received: 29/01/2009

Respondent: Sussex Wildlife Trust

Representation:

We do not agree that the Bexhill Hastings Link Road offers a sustainable option for "economic and social regeneration" when the environmental costs are considered. We support a greater emphasis on sustainable transport options in line with policies on climate change and quality of life.

The Pebsham Countryside Park should be designed primarily around the ecological functioning of the whole area to avoid 'pigeon-holing' wildlife and facilities/activities.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20466

Received: 26/01/2009

Respondent: Cllr Susan Prochak

Representation:

Can the council review its policies on road signs along and off the A21 to allow businesses to advertise their presence?

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Any village identified as a service centre should have priority in preserving its services, particularly post offices, retail space and in creating jobs.
Bodiam Parish Council have identified the need for a village hall in their LAP.
Can the council review its policies on road signs along and off the A21 to allow businesses to advertise their presence?
As the LDF is to reviewed annually, housing figures should include and developments from windfall sites.
Salehurst and Robertsbridge Parish Council have identified Northbridge Street and Salehurst hamlet as potential conservation areas.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20478

Received: 17/02/2009

Respondent: Natural England

Representation:

Natural England is concerned about the impact of air pollution and the ecological and landscape impact of the actual land take for the road, as well as the increased traffic generation this may create.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20492

Received: 29/01/2009

Respondent: Robertsbridge Enterprise Group

Representation:

We believe that the strategy you advocate regarding rail infrastructure improvements is wrong, at least for those who depend upon the Hastings - Charing Cross line. As stated we do see advantages in ensuring that travel down that particular line is made as accessible and pleasant as possible.