Conservative group leader on Eastbourne Borough Council Robert Smart is pictured with Ian Westgate MBE of the Eastbourne Access Group at the first-day consultation exhibition about the final phase in Eastbourne major town centre project.

A consultation into the pedestrianisation of Terminus Road, pedestrian improvements at Memorial Roundabout, and the relocation of part of the town centre ring road is underway.

He encourages residents and all interested parties to visit and express their views – next opportunities are on 10th and 12th November.

 “This is the next phase of an ambitious and exciting scheme to modernise and improve Eastbourne town centre under major Government-backed investment”, says. Cllr Smart. 

Work continues to identify funding to enhance the existing pedestrianised section of Terminus Road from Langney Road to Seaside Road, as well as the improvements at Memorial Roundabout and relocation of the Ring Road. The county council is keen to gather public feedback on these measures to enable to progress them at a later date.

As part of the consultation period, three drop-in consultation events will be held in the town centre, giving people a chance to ask the project team questions about the proposals.  These include;

  • Thursday, November 10, between 10am and 4pm – Gather Space, The Beacon
  • Saturday, November 12, between 10am and 4pm – The Atrium, Enterprise Centre, Station Parade

Phase 2b follows Phase 1, which was completed in 2019 and included improvements around Eastbourne Railways Station, part of Terminus Road, Cornfield Road and Gildredge Road. 

Work continues on Phase 2a, which includes seating, cycle parking, an extension to pedestrianised zones and changes to road layouts, and details will be shared with the public when finalised.

To find out more about Phase 2b proposals and to take part in the consultation, visit https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/economy-transport-environment/eastbourne-town-centre-phase-2b/