Five weeks left to have your say on new Local Transport Plan

have your say text and transport imagesTHERE are just five weeks left for people to give their views on the draft Local Transport Plan for East Sussex.

A public consultation asking local residents and businesses as well as the wider community what they think of the transport proposals for the county runs until February 25.

The plan looks ahead until 2050 and sets out how we will plan and provide transport to help connect people in East Sussex with the places they need to go, whether by walking, wheeling and cycling, using public transport, or traveling by car.

Measures in the strategy include aiming to support the transport needs of both rural and urban communities in East Sussex, now and for future generations.

The plan’s objectives include decarbonising transport, creating safer and healthier communities, delivering better access to jobs and services, and improving transport reliability.

Cllr Claire Dowling, lead member for transport and the environment, said: “I would like to remind residents, businesses and community groups to take part in the consultation to ensure they have their say on how transport in our county will be delivered over the next thirty years.

“Our fourth Local Transport Plan runs until 2050 and will define local transport for all East Sussex residents, from young people to our older generations, for many years to come so it is important people take this opportunity to comment on the proposals.”

People who would like to take part online can view the consultation via the council’s consultation hub at

A copy of the consultation can also be requested by calling 0345 608 0190 or collected from libraries across East Sussex. Completed surveys can be returned by FREEPOST to County Hall in Lewes.

Updates and further opportunities for public engagement on the plan can be found at