Uckfield High Street - 20 mph speed limit in the offing

20 mph zone: part of Uckfield town centre plans

A 20 mph speed limit zone in Uckfield town centre is set to be implemented as part of traffic improvements planned for next year.

The traffic improvement scheme, being brought forward by East Sussex County Council, is funded by a “roof tax” on new housing developments.

Detailed plans are awaited but some details have become public.

The first stage is the construction of a new railway station car park by Network Rail. It has submitted a planning application. Story here

A revamp of the bus station will follow and then changes to the high street itself which will see parking restricted and wider pavements.

See earlier story here about the proposals

County councillor Roy Galley, who also sits on Wealden District Council, has said a 20mph zone is planned for Uckfield town centre.

He also said free parking on Wealden council sites would remain but there would be some changes to hours for longer stays.

The length of the 20mph zone has not been made public but it is thought it would include the whole of the main shopping area of the High Street.

Campaigners who have wanted a 20mph limit in Church Street will be watching to see if the restriction is extended to other areas outside the High Street.

Cllr Galley is the Wealden Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Regeneration.

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Pictured, from the left, are Lawrence Stringer, transport and development control manager at East Sussex County Council; Cllr John Carvey, Uckfield Mayor; Cllr Roy Galley, planning and development portfolio holder, Wealden Council; and Elaine Martin, principal development control engineer, East Sussex County Council.

File photograph from when the county council consulted on the traffic proposals. Pictured, from the left, are Lawrence Stringer, transport and development control manager at East Sussex County Council; Cllr John Carvey, who was Uckfield Mayor; Cllr Roy Galley, planning and development portfolio holder, Wealden Council; and Elaine Martin, principal development control engineer, East Sussex County Council. 

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