Largely due to the volume and flow of traffic in Rottingdean High Street, levels of nitrogen dioxide exceed Government statutory limits. Consequently, Rottingdean Parish Council and Brighton & Hove Council have setup a joint action group to address this issue due to great local concerns. As a result they have proposed to trial soon new traffic management arrangements in Rottingdean High Street.
Nitrogen dioxide is in excess of EU and UK regulations in this area and is of great concern to the health of the residents.
Their project modelled traffic flow to consider options to improve matters. As a result they are ready to trial an experimental traffic order to see how effective these changes could be if they were done on a permanent basis. The management changes will include as defined on Brighton & Hove news site:
Changes to Rottingdean Traffic Management
Traffic will back up from the chicane, queueing round the Rottingdean pond and the village green area. Once vehicles pass the chicane the rest of the journey will be freed up along the high street and traffic will clear this part much more quickly.
It is hoped this will improve the kerbside environment considerably. The emissions from traffic queued up round the pond should clear more readily as compared to those in the narrow High Street.
Stopping the right turn out of West Street, aims to stop blockage of the lane through Rottingdean leading away from the seafront.
During the trial, air quality will be monitored and reported back to the project. The trial plans to run for up to 18 months.
Residents and businesses are invited to feedback their opinion over the trial. The project team hope people will engage as it is vital to find ways and means to help improve air quality in Rottingdean.
We hope their endeavours will prove to be successful with the support of residents, visitors and business alike.
Rottingdean Village Pond