Battle Road FAQs
The internal structure is being propped and the internal walls are being demolished.
As with any major demolition project, issues are often unearthed once works start and parts of the structure are removed. This is the case with the Battle Road project. Work has had to be paused while discussions happen between the council, contractors and the owners of the properties which have a boundary with the site. Once we have a timescale we will update again.
The council worked closely with the owners to remedy the dangerous structure but without action taken by the owners, the council was compelled to enforce the notices issued to the owners, who failed to make the necessary remedial work.
As the work has been carried out, a further issue has been unearthed and this means more discussions between the council, contractors and the owners of the properties which have a boundary with the site. We apologise for the delays and are working to complete the project as soon as we can.
In total the budget to complete the works has been set at £525,000. The increase in costs was due to unexpected additional safety works that could not have been anticipated.
The council is reviewing the legal options for the recovery of the costs for this work.
Battle Road has been reduced to one lane, one way travelling north since East Sussex County Council highways installed a safety wall alongside the dangerous structure on Battle Road. This makes sure that no one is in danger from the structure and the works.
The council has worked closely with East Sussex County Council Highways to investigate alternative traffic diversions and the response was that any alternative road restriction would have an even more negative effect on traffic flow and would increase traffic.
No, work will be carried out between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday and is not weather dependant
The demolition company are using equipment that keeps both noise and dust to a minimum and should not cause any high levels noise or dust.
Battle Road FAQs