Update on Friday, June 26, at 10.15am: How many of the on-street parking spaces being retained in Uckfield High Street should be for disabled people?
This is one of the things East Sussex County Council will be asking local people at a public exhibition this afternoon (2-8pm) and tomorrow (10am-4pm).
They would also like to know which of the spaces should be allocated for disabled people.
And they are asking how long should short stay parking in the High Street be – for 20 or 30 minutes and which traffic management solution during roadworks is preferred.
Our original story: A public exhibition opens this afternoon at Uckfield Civic Centre and runs all day tomorrow to show plans for a major refurbishment of Uckfield High Street.
There will also be the chance to give feedback on options available for carrying out roadworks which are expected to begin in January.
The improvements will include wider footways with new, high quality paving, new benches, waste bins, cycle stands and street lights, new ‘smart’ traffic lights to monitor and control traffic, particularly at the critical junction of High Street and Bell Lane and tree planting to help reduce flooding.
Most controversy has been around the number of on-street parking spaces to be retained. About half are to go – a fall from 43 to 23 – but that is nearly three times as many as envisaged originally by the project board.
• Uckfield Chamber of Commerce has called an emergency members’ meeting to discuss the traffic management options. It is due to take place on Wednesday, July 8, in the Ashdown Room at Uckfield Civic Centre, at 6pm.
• Uckfield Town Council has postponed giving its views on the options so that it can get an idea of community feeling gauged at the public exhibition. More here: Uckfield town councillors defer discussion about traffic management options.
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