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Kent and Tunbridge wells

The 14pp report can be downloaded for viewing and printing by clicking on the image. Please circulate to friends and colleagues and if appropriate, to local Tunbridge Wells and Kent councillors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESCC’s latest ‘Public Consultation’

In spite of the furore in 2005 over its proposed Gyratory Road Scheme, East Sussex County Council remains determined to build this across the Lewes rail link on Uckfield’s station site.


ESCC’s latest ‘Public Consultation’ exercise lasts until 23 April and the so-called options can be downloaded and commented upon from their website: www.eastsussex.gov.uk  continue to ‘Uckfield Traffic Improvements’.


But Option D called ‘Southern Road Phase 1’ is the scheme which ESCC will build – unless it is stopped. This starts by demolishing Uckfield’s historic Railway Inn (now renamed ‘The Station’) to enable their new highway to sweep into the land once owned by British Rail.  Uckfield’s former station platforms will be razed, whilst the supposedly protected trackbed will be severed ‘at grade’ (on the level). The road will then cross the river to join Tesco’s roundabout where the retailer aspires to build a massive superstore.


ESCC will retain the existing section of High Street, where the level crossing used to be, before joining this in to complete its intended Gyratory.

 

Once complete, Uckfield will then become a permanent rail terminus and the Brighton Main Line will continue as the only direct rail connection between Brighton, Hove, Lewes, Eastbourne, Seaford, Newhaven and London.

 

The Department for Transport, which now owns the land, needs to call-in this scheme because we consider MPs, Ministers and Peers are being wilfully deceived.


To read our in-depth analysis of these implications, please Click Here