Proposals for a new road in north Bexhill were today shown to the public, as the latest phase of economic development for the area, complementing existing work to develop the Bexhill Enterprise Park.  The proposals can be seen via the link below and people can comment until 6pm on Thursday 2 July.

The ‘North Bexhill Access Road’ would be a 2.4km single carriageway which would, to the north of the Bexhill Innovation Park, connect the forthcoming Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (Combe Valley Way) with the A269 Ninfield Road northwest of Sidley .

It would provide access to additional 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:

North Bexhill Access Road - proposed route 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.

You can see a copy of the exhibition information 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.