Alexandra Park cycle path FAQ
A detailed design safety audit has been completed to ensure the proposed route is safe all users of the park. The route is designed to ensure all users can access the route as existing to accord with the 'Inclusive Mobility' design guidance and the Equality Act 2010.
The Notice is asking if there is any ownership declaration to the land to an small unknown section of land in the Upper Park. We are also erecting Notices on Dordrecht Way ref converting small areas of the existing footways to shared use. This will permit cyclists to cycle across the footways to travel between the Upper and Lower parks legally. Following this an Order must be advertised to allow the existing footpath to be converted to allow shared pedestrian and cycle use. Any objections to these will need to be presented and considered at a future East Sussex County Council Planning Committee in July / August 2020. Date to be confirmed should objections be received.
The route is being delivered by East Sussex County Council as part of their Capital Programme for Transport Improvements.
The Notices will be advertised on 2 March for a 3 week period prior to the 'Purdah' period associated with the Hastings local elections on 7 May. The Order to then convert the existing footpath to a shared pedestrian and cycle route will then be advertised after the local elections on 11 May. Any objections to these will be consider at a future East Sussex Planning Committee in Summer 2020.
Subject to any objections to the advertisement of the Notices / Orders, construction is scheduled for Winter 2020. An exact construction start date will only be available once a contractor is appointed which can only happen once the above process is complete.
Yes. They had no objections and all suggestions relating to materials have been incorporated into the scheme.
No the majority of the scheme will use existing paths.
ESCC was awarded funding from the Government's Local Growth Fund (LGF) specifically to introduce measures to improve conditions for those walking, cycling and using public transport.
This will be the responsibility of HBC who will monitor and enforce the route as appropriate.
No it is a shared pedestrian and cycle route which is 3 metres in width over the majority of the route.
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