Issue - decisions
Hastings Wayfinding Project
The Assistant Director, Regeneration and Culture, submitted a report to provide detail on the Hastings Wayfinding project and seek authority to proceed with it.
Hannah Brookshaw, Regeneration Manager, presented the report to the Cabinet.
The Hastings Wayfinding project is part of the wider Bexhill and Hastings Movement and Access programme being delivered by East Sussex County Council, via £9m funding secured from Local Growth funding.
The Movement and Access programme will deliver an integrated package of cycling, walking and bus infrastructure, traffic management and public realm improvements, aimed at supporting economic growth and planned growth across Bexhill and Hastings.
Phase 1 of this programme will deliver improvements to junction capacity to reduce local congestion, increase the extent of the cycle network across the two towns to support greater connectivity between key destinations and support the growing appetite for cycling for everyday journeys.
Councillor Forward welcomed the report and confirmed that the Council will be developing a wayfinding strategy before proceeding.
It was noted that digital technology could play a part in future wayfinding across Hastings and should be made fully accessible.
Councillor Forward proposed approval of the recommendations of the report. This was seconded by Councillor Rogers.
RESOLVED (unanimously) that:
- To delegate
authority to the Director of Operational Services or his nominee
and the Lead Member for Regeneration to proceed with delivery of
the Hastings Wayfinding project.
- To enter into an
agreement with East Sussex County Council to deliver the Hastings
Wayfinding project on their behalf.
Reasons for the decision:
The Hastings Wayfinding project is part of the wider Bexhill and Hastings Movement Access Programme, being led by East Sussex County Council (ESCC). ESCC have secured £9m of Local Growth Funding (LGF) to deliver an integrated package of highway, public realm and public transport improvements.
ESCC wish to delegate delivery of the Wayfinding project to Hastings Borough Council, all works must be completed by March 2021 to comply with the conditions of the LGF funding. This project has £200,000 allocated to it, which is fully funded by LGF. Up to £50,000 can be used to produce a strategy and enable officer resource to project manage the work.
- To delegate authority to the Director of Operational Services or his nominee and the Lead Member for Regeneration to proceed with delivery of the Hastings Wayfinding project.