There is MAJOR work being planned for the city centre, which includes a new 5-lane superhighway through the heart of Brighton at Old Steine, right opposite the Royal Pavilion.
Did you know? Of course you didn’t. Despite the scale of the work, few people seem to be aware of the plan!
It is not clear why such a drastic reconstruction of the city centre has not been more widely publicised. There’s no realistic artist impression of the finished result available and few residents or businesses were consulted before the plan was drawn up.
If we don’t ask the council to PAUSE the planning and enter into a transparent and open consultation, it might be too late.
CALL TO ACTION:
Please sign this petition urging Brighton and Hove City Council to PAUSE design work on the Old Steine road plans and enter into full open consultation with all interested parties to seek a solution that is beneficial to all.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
We are concerned that the current Old Steine road plans may increase congestion resulting in greater pollution and deterioration of air quality. We are concerned journey times and travel distances will increase and cause vehicle displacement. We are concerned for the potential negative impact to our tourist economy, businesses generally and our special outdoor events.
We all agree that investment in the Old Steine area will positively impact the city. By working with all interested parties, we believe that better solutions are achievable, enhancing accessibility for the less able and further improving provision for cycling and walking and greater use of public transport.
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