Queensway Gateway, Hastings

We’re currently developing the Queensway Gateway. This is a new road which will connect Queensway with Sedlescombe Road North (the A21) in northern Hastings/St Leonards. It will improve local traffic flows and, by providing access to business development sites, support long term local job creation.

We consulted local people on the scheme. Attached here is a copy of the presentation we gave to local people and councillors at Hastings Borough Council’s Planning Forum meeting. This shows how the scheme fits within our broader set of regeneration projects, the road outline, suggested landscaping (also shown below) and the implications for local traffic flows.

This scheme received planning consent and we’re now taking this project forward.

We cleared the area of vegetation and completed site investigations to enable construction to begin in October 2016.

The first phase of works was carried out by civil engineering firm CA Blackwell Group and involved strengthening the ground and installing drainage. This was completed in May 2017 as outlined here.

In March 2017, Roads Minister Andrew Jones MP visited the site with Hastings MP Amber Rudd and East Sussex County Council Leader Keith Glazier to view the progress of the project – see more here.

We’re continuing to build the road as swiftly as possible, subject to suitable weather conditions, with the next stage focusing on developing the road embankment.