Proposals for a new road in north Bexhill were today shown to the public, as the latest phase of the regeneration programme for the area.  People can see the proposals via the link below and comment until 6pm Thursday 2 July.

The ‘North Bexhill Access Road’ would be a 2.4km single carriageway which would connect the A269 Ninfield Road northwest of Sidley to the forthcoming Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (Combe Valley Way). It would provide access to business development land identified in the Rother Local Plan, so helping local firms to expand and attracting companies to the area, creating jobs. It would also provide access to new housing land.

Approximate outline of proposed road:


It is a further element of the local ‘economic growth corridor’ which has been identified as crucial to the future of the area, complementing the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road and the North-east Bexhill Gateway Road which are currently under construction.

Its benefits would also include a reduction of traffic along the A269 through Sidley.

A planning application for the road is intended to be submitted later this summer after comments from the consultation exercise are analysed and taken into account.

The exhibition of proposals ran from 1pm to 8pm today, with over 500 people attending. A copy of the exhibition information can be seen here.

Anyone wishing to comment on these proposals should get in touch – by 6pm Thursday 2 July – via email to or by post to:  NBAR Comments, Holwood Place, 33 Rydens Road, Walton KT12 3AF.