Path closures and disruptions
Temporary Closure of the Downs Link at Copsale (Bar Lane car park)
A temporary closure will be in place for surface improvements on the Downs Link in the Parish of Nuthurst between Copsale (Bar Lane car park) to footpath FP1815 (the first footpath heading South towards West Grinstead). Work commences Monday 10 / Tuesday 11 September 2018. Works will take approximately 4 weeks and during this time the Downs Link will be closed during working hours only (7.30am – 4.30pm) and will be open on weekends. No alternative route is available.
The car park will be closed throughout the duration of works, including weekends and non-working hours. Alternative parking is available at West Grinstead.
Temporary Closure of the Downs Link at Southwater
The Downs Link will be closed from Wednesday 22nd August 2018, to ensure pedestrian safety during the construction of Phases 1.6 and 3.1 of the Broadacres development. An alternative route will be provided. The diversion runs between Worthing Road, Southwater heading South for approximately 1.5km.
The current closure expires on 26th January 2019. However, our intention is to apply for an extension of the time, until July 2020, in line with the expected completion of the plots adjacent.
Flood Defence Scheme Latest
The Environment Agency has started work on a major flood defence scheme that will significantly reduce flood risk in Shoreham.
The whole scheme, that affects the southern end of the River Adur, is due to be completed by Autumn 2018.
The works mean that the Downs Link in Shoreham, from south of the Old Shoreham Toll Bridge to Shoreham High Street, will remain closed.
A signed diversion will be in place until works are completed.