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CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR THE EGRETS WAY PROJECT!


By Dave - Posted on 10 September 2015

The Steering Group for The Egrets Way Project are delighted to announce construction of the next stages of the planned, safe, shared path linking Lewes to Newhaven.

Supporters of the project will know that the ambition is to create a safe, shared path which will eventually link the County Town of Lewes to the channel port of Newhaven and the villages in between. To date, paths have been completed running from Kingston to Lewes and also from Rodmell to Southease. Now the project is continuing the process of constructing the path, which will largely run alongside the River Ouse.

The next tranche will be in 4 different stages; the first will run for just over a mile, from Southease Bridge to Deans Farm, just north of Piddinghoe, and will include a short shared path, adjacent to the C7. The second will be an upgrade of the existing footpath at Ham Lane, Lewes, for a third of a mile, passing under the A 27 to the river, with the third, a one mile section, alongside the river to link up with the Rodmell bridleway. The final part of this work will be to upgrade and resurface the existing path at Riverside Park, Newhaven.

The path surface will be different on the farmland and footpath sections, but this reflects the wishes of landowners, the uses the land will be put to, and naturally, the need to blend in with the surrounding scenery.

A big thank you to the many landowners for their support and giving their consent, and also to the Department for Transport (DfT) for their Cycling Ambition programme.

Neville Harrison, chair of The Egrets Way Project said “This is an excellent example of SDNPA working in partnership with Sustrans and also the Steering Group of The Egrets Way Project, together with the support of East Sussex County Council, Lewes District Council and many local parish councils”.

The path surface will require a short period to settle, after which it will be open to all, hopefully in time for Christmas.

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