Proposals to create a new development in the north of Littlehampton are becoming a reality. Taking place on 21 March, the Town Council hosted a Public Meeting focussed on the Hampton Park development, providing an opportunity for all residents to learn when promised infrastructure improvements for the area would be delivered. Many present expressed deep frustration at the lack of adequate infrastructure and also voiced their concerns regarding congestion and for the safety of pedestrians, particularly in Mill Lane and Toddington Lane. All those involved in the scheme were urged to work together to deliver the long-awaited improvements as a matter of urgency. Other significant issues raised were flooding and drainage and the pressure on local infrastructure from unplanned growth nearby.
Since the Public Meeting LTC is pleased to report that planning consent to begin the construction of the southern section of the Lyminster bypass has been granted. This will provide the Fitzalan Road extension crossing the railway line at Toddington Lane and linking to the new development. This major project is expected to commence towards the end of the year and contractors have pledged to work hard to minimise any disruption.
The Toddington Lane highway works provide access to the first phase of the Persimmon Homes development and include provision of a continuous footway running west for new residents in order that they will be able to reach local facilities. To the east, a shared footway/cycleway will provide a link to a future commercial area within the main development. The works will also assist with pedestrian and cyclist access from other residential areas including other new developments. There will be a slight widening and realignment of Toddington Lane for design and road safety purposes. There will be localised widening in front of properties No.'s 1-7 in Mill Lane to better accommodate traffic entering and leaving Mill Lane and provision of a layby to assist with parking opposite No.'s 3-7. Road widening and provision of traffic islands on the A284 Lyminster Road at its junction with Mill Lane is also included to improve traffic flow and road safety at this location.
This planned work is scheduled to start in late summer/autumn 2018.
To report issues or to check on the progress of the infrastructure projects associated with the development:
Report Problems to West Sussex Highways
West Sussex Highways Projects
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Environment Agency National Customer Contact Centre
Tel: 03708 506 506
Southern Water improvements planned
Network Rail - level crossing safety information