Just three days left to have your say on proposals to improve transport in Uckfield

PEOPLE have three days left to have their say on proposals to improve transport in Uckfield. At last month’s exhibition, the County Council discussed ways to improve transport in the town and encourage a healthy local economy.

Council officers asked people for their opinions on proposals and any questions or suggestions they might have. Since then they have had their say via the council’s website and on Twitter and Facebook.

However, the deadline for people to make their thoughts known is approaching and the council reminds people to get in touch before Monday, April 23.

Lead transport member, Cllr Carl Maynard, said: “We are keen for people to let us know their thoughts on improving transport in Uckfield. We have had a fantastic response so far. Almost 800 visited the exhibition over three days, with as many as one a minute coming through the doors. Local peoples’ responses, comments and ideas will help us plan the future of Uckfield so with the consultation deadline approaching, we remind people to have their say. If you have yet to make your thoughts known, now is the time.”

Wealden District Council has made provision, as part of its Local Plan, for extra houses and shops in the town over the next 15 years. Increased housing has an impact on town centre congestion, so the council is asking for financial contributions from developers to help them deal with it. Four million pounds is being collected from developments with planning permission and extra money for vital improvements will be secured from future developments

As highway authority, it’s county’s job to manage roads and transport and seek a solution that best reflects people’s views. All responses, comments and ideas will help them plan the future of Uckfield. They will publicise a summary of what people have told them. A report on responses to the consultation, with recommendations for the next steps, will be considered by the council this summer.