Pulens Lane Improvements, Petersfield

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Last update: November 2023

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The survey opens noon 20 November 2023 and closes on 7 January 2024 at 11:59pm.

We are developing proposals to improve safety along Pulens Lane, Petersfield and would like your feedback which you can find out more in the information pack (link below).
Please read the information pack & Healthy Streets Report before completing the online survey.  

Scheme Overview & Objectives

Pulens Lane and Heath Road East, were identified by the Petersfield Strategy Group as a priority for improvements. The Petersfield Strategy Group comprises representatives from Hampshire County Council, East Hampshire District Council, the South Downs National Park and Petersfield Town Council. The roads were identified for improvements due to the high number of collisions and accidents that occur at the Durford Road junction, with speeds regularly exceeding the 30mph limit along the route, noted by the community and confirmed by speed data collection.

The proposed scheme is a series of traffic calming measures along the length of Pulens Lane and Heath Rd East to the Junction with Rival Moor Rd. These include raised tables and pinch points. The scheme aims to improve safety for all road users, using a healthy streets approach to promote walking and cycling while enhancing Petersfield's natural environment and rural features.

The aim of the scheme is to improve safety for everyone that travels along Pulens Lane and Heath Road East, so that:

  • Everyone feels welcome; reflecting the character of the area and highlighting attractive features, complying with ‘Roads in South Downs’ Guidance from South Downs National Park (SDNP) and being sensitive to local environment: particularly Petersfield Heath and Tilmore Brook;
  • People choose to walk and cycle; by improving the links across Pulens Lane and Heath Road East, to support the Petersfield Neighbourhood Development Plan Getting Around Policies and East Hants Local Cycling and Walking Improvements Plan, therefore promoting more sustainable access;
  • Easy to cross; ensuring that there are less barriers to people wanting to cross the road, providing better crossing points, particularly with the junction redesign at Durford Road/Heath Road junction, to reduce the likelihood of accidents;
  • People feel safe; reducing the speed of traffic to be under 30mph, ideally 20mph; and
  • Things to see & do; providing better walking and cycling access to existing recreational facilities in the area, such as: Petersfield Heath; Tilmore Brook Local Nature Reserve and the leisure facilities at Penns Place, but also linking to routes into the town centre by foot or cycle.

Public engagement will be undertaken in due course and details of this will be publicised locally and on this web page.

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