Release date: 6 February 2019
Proposals aimed at easing traffic congestion in and out of the Manor Royal Business District in Crawley, and improving pedestrian, cycling and bus facilities in the area, go on display soon.
The scheme includes the installation of a bus lane in Manor Royal Road, improvements to the A23 London Road corridor and improvements to the County Oak and Metcalf Way area.
The proposals, costing £2.1million, are a key part of the Crawley Growth Programme. They will support the Manor Royal Business Improvement District, which aims to provide a diverse range of jobs for local people and help drive economic growth in the South East.
The proposals will be displayed at the following drop-in sessions:
• Thursday, 7 February, 4pm to 8pm, Premier Inn, Fleming Way, Manor Royal, Crawley, RH10 9DF
• Saturday, 16 February, 10am to 2pm, County Mall Shopping Centre, Crawley, RH10 1FP
Louise Goldsmith, county council Leader, said: “These schemes, delivered and funded by the Crawley Growth Programme, aim to improve sustainable transport access, reduce congestion and support growth within the Manor Royal Business District.
“I would urge people to try to get to a drop-in session and see the plans for themselves. Representatives from the project team and the Crawley Growth Programme partners will be on hand to answer questions.”
Steve Sawyer, Executive Director of the Manor Royal BID said: “The plans being proposed are in direct response to the recommendations of the Manor Royal Transport Study. They represent an important and significant first step for improving the way people get into and move around Manor Royal. It’s vital now that people let us know what they think about plans to keep Manor Royal moving.”
Crawley Borough Council Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, Councillor Peter Smith, said: “This is a significant scheme designed to help make a difference for pedestrians, bus users, cyclists and motorists travelling in and out of the area. I would encourage everyone to attend one of the drop-in sessions to find out more about the proposals and let us have your comments.”
Anyone who cannot attend can still provide feedback on the proposals by downloading the brochure and completing the online survey at www.westsussex.gov.uk/manorroyal
Closing date for responses is 11.59pm, Tuesday 5 March.