HGV operator refused permission to operate from site on Rickney Lane

In a victory for cycling and walking groups, Wealden District Council have refused retrospective planning permission for an HGV operator to continue operating from a site on Rickney Lane, Pevensey.

Rickey Lane forms part of National Cycle Route 2 and is popular with both cyclist and walkers.

National cycling charity Cycling UK raised concerns with East Sussex County Council and Wealden District Council after a cyclist was seriously injured in September 2015.

The collision occurred with a lorry travelling along the lane from Chilley Farm. The firm had been operating without planning permission for several years. Their business accounted for 71% of all motor traffic on Rickney Lane, of which 35% was HGVs.

Councillors unanimously refused retrospective planning permission.

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