Decision - Access to SDNP - Ditchling Road: Permission to construct (phase 1)

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Access to SDNP - Ditchling Road: Permission to construct (phase 1)

Decision Maker: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Facilities to support walking and cycling to/in SDNP (part of 2NP LSTF previously taken to E&S committe)


1.        That the Committee notes the results of the informal consultation, showing 62% support for the proposal to improve the Ditchling Road environment to enable people to walk, cycle and take the bus comfortably to the South Downs National Park and 67% support the proposal to reduce the speed limit on Ditchling Road from 60mph to 40mph along Ditchling Road between Coldean Lane and Woodbourne Avenue and grants permission to proceed with those elements of the scheme not bound by Traffic Regulation or Speed Reduction Order as set out in paragraph 3.11(a) to (f) of the report.


2.   That the Committee grants permission to the Executive Director Environment, Development & Housing to proceed with advertisement of a Speed Reduction Order in relation to the measures set out at paragraph 3.11(g) in the report and        that any objections to the Speed Reduction Order are brought to the next Environment and Sustainability Committee for consideration. 


3.         That the Committee notes that a report will be brought back to this Committee prior to the introduction of the limit and associated features.


4.         That the Committee instructs officers to submit a report to Policy & Resources Committee recommending that the land adjacent to Ditchling Road, which is currently not available for Highway use, is appropriated for highway purposes.


5.         That the Committee instructs officers to investigate the legal and regulatory requirements necessary for the introduction of open grazing and to bring a further report to ETS Committee with the outcome of the investigations and any subsequent recommendations.


Report author: Abigail Hone

Publication date: 09/10/2013

Date of decision: 08/10/2013

Decided at meeting: 08/10/2013 - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

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