Essex Highways, Safer, Greener, Healthier

Jaywick Sands to Clacton Pier consultation

Our ambition is to make Essex a safer, greener and healthier place where people choose to walk or cycle rather than automatically jump in the car, especially for shorter journeys.

We know that many Essex residents are concerned about traffic congestion, air pollution and road safety and are currently working on a number of schemes across the county to encourage more walking and cycling.

Earlier this summer, we undertook a consultation on the Clacton to Jaywick Cycle route which included the proposal to transform the current route between Jaywick Sands and the National Cycle Route 150 into a shared cycle route. The aim is to make it as safe and accessible as possible for everybody accessing the route along the sea wall from the Tamarisk way car park to connect with the National Cycle Route 150. We are now asking additional questions concerning this aspect of our proposals to ensure we capture local feeing and get evidence for future funding bids.

We are also taking the opportunity to gather information and support from residents about disability access, which will allow us to look at desired improvements if funding can be secured in the future.

As part of the first consultation and discussions with stakeholders the decision has been taken to remove the proposed phase 2 section (Clacton Pier to the station via Carnarvon road) from this scheme.  As a result we are now exploring further potential accessibility improvements and works in Jaywick to ensure we deliver value for money as part of the Getting Building Fund allowance.

Timing

The second consultation will run from 29th November until the 20th December.

Next steps

The summary of the first consultation is now available. We will report back on the findings of the second consutlation early in 2022.