Two bus stops near Seaton seafront could be relocated to a new single stop to improve safety for pedestrians.

Devon County Council is proposing to remove the bus stops from Marine Place and the foot of the Seafront Gardens, replacing them with a single stop with upgraded facilities on the esplanade side of the roundabout.

The flowerbeds south of the roundabout will also need to be removed to make room for a new bus shelter and bus waiting area. 

The proposal also includes relocating the taxi rank to Castle Hill to replace part of the bus stop that is being removed.

A ‘no waiting at any time’ restriction is proposed on specified lengths of Marine Place and Castle Hill and a ‘no stopping at any time except taxis’ on a specified length of Castle Hill.

East Devon District Council and all the partners involved in the project say they appreciate that the loss of the flowerbeds might be disappointing for some residents and visitors, but they feel that pedestrian safety must come first. They say they will consider how to make the best use of the space to improve the appearance of the seafront.

Devon County Council aims to complete the work by spring 2024 in time for the summer season. 

Full details of the proposals can be found at and any objections or comments must be submitted by January 15 2024.