Chance to have your say on cycle route between Lewes and Kingston

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LOCAL views are being sought on developing an improved walking and cycle route between Lewes and Kingston.

Kingston Road and Cranedown Residents’ Association, Kingston Village Action Plan Group, East Sussex County Council and national charity Sustrans are working together on the project.

Department for Transport funding was announced in March, but to qualify for this funding the route must be built by March next year.

A decision will be made by the end of June as to whether construction of the route will go ahead this year.

Planning permission will be required and there will be another opportunity to express your views during the planning process. Sustrans wants opinions now to find out if the route is supported locally and whether it can make any improvements to the designs.

Public consultation is being organised to inform local residents and gather their views on the proposed route alignment, which comprises:

•Widening of the existing footway beside the Stanley Turner Ground

•A new path along the field edge between the Stanley Turner Ground and Spring Barn Farm

•A road crossing of the C7 Kingston Road at Spring Barn Farm

•Widening of the existing footway between Spring Barn Farm and Wellgreen Lane

The new route will link Wellgreen Lane with the existing route on the south side of the A27 and Cockshut Road to Southover High Street.

A questionnaire is available by emailing Telephone enquiries to the regional office on 01865 205230.

Completed questionnaires should be returned to KRCRA, Broughton Astley, Kingston Road, Lewes BN7 3NB by the deadline of Friday, June 8.