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Hastings and Bexhill Movement and Access Package


Approval Status


Fully Approved

Delivery Status


Construction In Progress

Expected Completion Date


Summer 2026

The project will deliver an integrated package of cycling, walking and bus infrastructure, traffic management and public realm improvements, which are aimed at supporting economic growth and planned growth across Bexhill and Hastings.

The Hastings and Bexhill Movement and Access Programme will deliver improvements to junction capacity to reduce local congestion, increase the extent of the cycle network across the two towns to support greater connectivity between key destinations and support the growing appetite for cycling for everyday journeys.

Measures to enhance the attractiveness of the public realm will be delivered in Hastings and Bexhill, which will encourage inward investment, alongside supporting and encouraging more people to walk by creating safer access and permeability. This will be integrated alongside delivering high quality public transport infrastructure and information on key corridors of movement, supporting greater accessibility and journey comfort.

The project will kick start a much wider programme of change in movement and access across the two towns and will set the precedent for future transport infrastructure improvements. This is crucial as both Bexhill and Hastings move towards embracing greater sustainable development and the growing opportunities to maximise the use of technology and communication to enable ‘smart mobility’.​

The project was considered at the Accountability Board held on 22 September 2023 where it was agreed to change the scope of the project and to extend the completion date to March 2026.

Capital Programme delivery update

Take a look at our update on the delivery of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Growing Places Fund (GPF) capital programmes.

SELEP Capital Investment Programme

£579m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock

In total the SELEP Growth Deal with Government has brought £579m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock. Over the lifetime of the Growth Deal (2015-2021) we aim to deliver 78,000 jobs and 29,000 homes across the SELEP area, with the Deal set to attract a further £960m of investment into the South East over the six year period.

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Funding value: £9m
Total Project cost: £9.36m
Return to Capital Investment