Welcome to The Beeches Travel Plan Site.
This page is designed to give you the best, easiest and most up-to-date information about travel and facilities in your area in order to make the most of what it has to offer! On this page you can find information relating to:
- Local Shops and centres
- Railway stations and information
- Bus stops/timetables/fares
- Cycle routes, shops and vouchers
- Events on in your local area
Much of the information is provided through direct links to other websites, ensuring that the information we give, and you use, is up to date.
The accessibility map below highlights all of the major amenities and points of interest that can be found in the vicinity of your home.
The Beeches is located within approximately 1km of Bracklesham Bay seafront. A number of facilities and amenities are available on-route to the seafront including bus stops, a convenience store, a public house and independent retail stores reflective of their location.
In addition, The Beeches is located within a 22-minute walk (6-minute cycle) of Cakeham Road, East Wittering which provides a more comprehensive range of facilities and amenities including a pharmacy, local supermarkets, doctor’s surgery, post office and dentist.
Walking and Cycling Opportunities
Bracklesham and Chichester in general benefits from a gentle topography, making it attractive for everyone to get out on their bikes, no matter your age or ability.
There are also a number of Public Rights of Way (PRoW) near you, with the closest along the southern tip of the site, providing a route to the seafront. The map below shows the local PRoW (purple) and Bridleways (Green) in the area.
Travelling by Train
Chichester Railway Station is located 10km north west of the development site and is accessible via a 30 minute cycle or by bus routes no.52 and no.53.
The station is well equipped to meet your every need, with 180 cycle storage spaces, a manned ticket office (Monday – Sunday), CCTV, a waiting room and step free access.
Chichester Railway Station has great access to lots of stations including Littlehampton, Portsmouth Harbour, Southampton Central, Brighton and London Victoria via Horsham.
National Rail offers a text service for travellers on the move. More information can be found here. You can also create a pocket timetable here which allows you to create a personalised timetable for up to 3 selected departures and/or arrivals including Mondays-Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The timetable can be downloaded as a PDF and printed.
Did you know – You can also save money on rail travel when you purchase a Network Railcard. Railcards have an annual cost of £30 and can save you up to 1/3 off most rail fares (subject to Terms and Conditions). For more information and to purchase your railcard click here.
Travelling by Bus
As the local bus network offers convenient routes to most local destinations, with frequent services, could this be the travel mode for you?
Buses run regularly all throughout the day, so whether you need to get to work, the shops or pick up the children from school, the bus provides an alternative to the private car.
Local bus services are summarised in the table below and further information on public transport can be found at:
At the bottom of the page is some information with how you can claim a free travel gift. This provides opportunities to try bus or cycle travel for free. Read on to find out more.
Other ways to Travel
If you like driving and you can’t see any alternative way to travel, why not try to save some money by joining the West Sussex Car Sharing scheme. This is a well-established scheme that can help you to meet new people in your neighbourhood and save money at the same time. Why not visit the West Sussex Carshare website to find out more?
What’s on in your local area?
Not sure what events are going on in your local area? A full lists of events in Chichester can be find here. Have a look through and gather some ideas for family fun, sporting adventures and other sustainable activities.
Local Travel News
National Rail Enquiries – to search for engineering works on rail routes. Search via route or operator.
Chichester District Council – Provides up-to-date news and information regarding travel related issues.
West Sussex County Council – The council website provides up-to-date traffic and travel news, including planned roadworks and sporting events which may force closures to the surrounding roads.
Your Free Travel Gift
Over the coming months and years, we will be sending out travel surveys for you to complete which helps us to understand more about your current travel habits and what may encourage you to use alternative modes. As a way of saying thank you for taking the time to complete the survey, you will have a choice of claiming two of the following options;
- A £250 bus travel voucher (allowing unlimited travel on any buses within the Chichester District) or six months of ‘PlusBus’ tickets for one person;
- A cycle purchase voucher of £250 for each household as part of the initial purchase;
- A voucher that could be used for the purchase of up to six adult cycle training courses offered by WSCC