High Street speed limit and parking restrictions

Uckfield High Street

The Uckfield Town Centre Regeneration Joint Committee meet yesterday at Uckfield Civic Centre.

The committee is made up of representatives from East Sussex County Council, Wealden District Council and Uckfield Town Council.

On the agenda were updates on 20mph speed limit, enforcement of parking restrictions, the improvements for the bus stations an improvements to the main access corridors into Uckfield.

The secretary of the committee, Wealden director Nigel Hannan updated the committee from a report by East Sussex County Council Highways.

20mph speed limit (relation to stage 2)

The process to ensure that the speed limit was legal when introduced had been completed.

The electrical work connected with the terminal signs are programmed and due to be completed by the end of July.

The repeater and the red surfacing will be introduced by the end of August.

The traffic regulation order will be sealed once all the work is complete and this will make the speed limit enforceable.

Parking Restrictions

The experimental traffic regulation order for parking restriction will be advertised in September and comments can be made in the 6 months from that day.

During this period representations can be made and considered.

A further 6 months before it can be made permanent.

Bus Station

Progress is being made on the design on the bus station with East Sussex County Council, the bus companies and the board.

A toilet facility is being considered and investigated.

Access corridors into Uckfield

Word in being carried out with traffic and pedestrian surveys around the town to help improve access.  The work will be  progressed in this order.

1. London Road and High Street

2. Church Street

3. Bell Farm Road

4. Ridgewood

5. Framfield Road

At the end of the meeting Cllr. Donna French said ‘I was going to ask about the public toilets (Bus Station) but you said that was being looked into’  The chairman of the meeting Cllr. Roy Galley – Wealden District Council said’ I think that was one of the worst decision Wealden ever made’