Uckfield Bus Station Improvements Plan

East Sussex Highways are working in partnership with East Sussex County Council, Wealden District Council and Uckfield Town Council to develop and implement improvements to the existing bus station to create a Mobility Hub that is jointly funded through development contributions and the Bus Service Improvement Plan.  The proposed improvements form part of the Planning Agreement to mitigate the impact of the development generated traffic on the roads in the town centre.  Following on from the footway works in the High Street and Bell Lane, the proposed improvements will form the final part of Phase 3 of the Uckfield Town Centre Improvement Scheme. 

The proposed improvements at the bus station will include:

  • Two new high quality bus shelters – a larger shelter on the footway and a smaller shelter on the island – they will have upgraded seating provision that will also include wireless charging.  The shelters will also have free Wi-fi, real time passenger information with stop and summary displays and a ‘living roof’ with sedum planting
  • A new cycle shelter
  • New footway and carriageway treatment, with kerbing and paving to match the High Street
  • Construction of a new pedestrian footway and crossing points along the south side of Bell Walk
  • Increased capacity to accommodate four stationary buses
  • Enhanced pedestrian direction signage and street furniture, including a new bench, planters and bins
  • Street lighting upgrades

We are planning to advertise a number of new Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) to better manage the parking and vehicle movements in and around the bus station. 

Please see the below proposals to increase the capacity and improve the facilities at Uckfield Bus Station. This will include several permanent changes to parking and traffic flows within the station. 

Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) have been drafted and approved by representatives of East Sussex County Council and are contained on this web page for viewing by everyone. 

The TROs will allow for:

  1. New double yellow lines to be installed at key places within the station, to keep the access and egress routes clear and safe to use by motorists and pedestrians.
  2. Restricted on site parking behind Uckfield Club.  Parking in this area is reserved for deliveries to the club, during key times of the day.
  3. New one-way direction of flow.  Traffic shall enter the station from Bell Lane and exit via Bell Walk.  Travelling in the opposite direction will become an offence.
  4. No vehicular access from Bell Walk into the station.

Should you wish to make comment on the proposals, please complete the online feedback form. Please note you will be redirected to the East Sussex County Council consultation website.

The deadline for receiving comments and observations is Sunday 10 March 2024.

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