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Traffic surge through East Hoathly July 2017

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

On a day in July when the A22 was closed because of an accident, traffic through our village is dense and dangerous:

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Air pollution in East Sussex

Monday, December 5th, 2016

The UK Government has been ordered by a High Court judge to draw up an improved plan by July next year which must bring air pollution within legal limits.

UK domestic law places a requirement for Local Authorities to try to meet air quality objectives. The European Commission did start legal proceedings against the UK Government in 2014 for failing to meet legal limits which could result in substantial fines. In the same year the UK Government wrote to all Local Authorities to remind them that these fines could be passed down to them through the Localism Act, if it could be proven that they did not do enough to improve the situation.

There’s a budget of up to £75 million to tinker with the A27 (2015-2020). But what about the A22?  Both the A27 and the A22 suffer from congestion, delays and below average journey times with some drivers diverting to unsuitable local roads. Think of the air pollution! Think what further pollution 300 extra cars in East Hoathly will create: we have no local train station; the bus service cannot support commuting to work.

Today’s infrastructure challenges

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

17112016 It’s a tight corner for cars and buses to compete!


27102016 A27 East of Lewes improvement scheme

This consultation is on the £75m allocated a year or two ago for “local improvements”. Highways England do not have anything else in the pipeline for the A27, having kicked out any ideas of dualling as not value for money. Timeline:


26092016 School Report to PC meeting 26th Sept 2016

22092016 Response from UK Power Networks regarding supply interruptions to East Hoathly

21092016 Response from SE Water regarding supply interruptions to East Hoathly

Traffic Survey at East Hoathly Village Corner

This is a regular traffic occurrence in the Village centre.