Council calls for speed limit to be reduced on A259 in Seaford

A series of fatalities along a ‘dangerous’ stretch of road in Seaford has prompted Lewes District Council to call for the speed limit to be reduced.

The council’s cabinet agreed to write to East Sussex County Council’s highways department after it discussed the issue at its cabinet meeting held this week at Southover House in Lewes on Monday January 24.

The issue was raised by Conservative Lewes District councillor Barry Groves, who represents Seaford West.

Cllr Groves said a woman had recently been killed on the A259 road at Bishopstone and that this was the seventh fatality along this road in the last nine years.

He said the section of road between Tide Mills and Hill Rise had three road junctions and was considered very dangerous.

The district council resolved to ask the county council to reduce the speed limit on the A259 road between Tide Mills and Hill Rise to 40mph to make it safer for pedestrians to cross.

It would also make it safer for drivers to enter and exit the road junctions.