EAST Sussex County Council officers are recommending the council does not proceed with its plans for Kings Drive in Eastbourne at the current time. 

The council’s proposals for Kings Drive involved the creation of a dedicated bus lane on the southbound side of the road, serving Eastbourne District General Hospital and East Sussex College’s Eastbourne campus.

More than 60 per cent of respondents were either opposed or strongly opposed to this plan.

Officers are recommending that the proposal should not proceed as part of the BSIP works, but say the proposals could come back in another form should alternative funding become available.

On Monday (January 15), Cllr Claire Dowling, East Sussex County Council’s lead member for transport and environment, is set to decide what comes next for seven schemes intended to improve bus journey times in Eastbourne, Newhaven and Peacehaven.