As a BID Board, we have been lobbying to improve the pedestrianised precinct from Bankers Corner to the Seafront as we were concerned that the old pedestrian area looks tired compared to the newly resurfaced developments. A number of businesses have also logged complaints regarding customers tripping, flooding and the poor quality of precinct repair works.
As a result of this lobbying, East Sussex County Council and Highways have secured funding to regenerate the High Street from Bankers Corner to Marks & Spencer.
Improvements include creating Eastbourne’s first ever public square between Blacks, Nationwide, M&S and Debenhams. This will give us a much needed community space and will become a feature in our town centre which will encourage further investment in the space left by Debenhams.
Bolton Road and Langney Road will become two way and will no longer cut across the pedestrianised area.
The consultation period starts on Tuesday 12th November 2019 and will be available at https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/economy-transport-environment/phase-2-eastbourne-town-centre/
Plans include creating a public square between Blacks, Nationwide, M&S and Debenhams; the first public square in Eastbourne town’s history.
Bolton Road and Langney Road will become two way and will no longer cut across the pedestrianised area. When the weather is good, the square will become a community space to sit out with friends, drink coffee and eat al fresco.
You can meet with East Sussex County Council and the Highways Team inside the Beacon Centre outside Lush between 10am and 4pm: