Decision details

18/00034 - Herne Relief Road - Bullockstone Road Improvement Scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Policy T13 of the Canterbury District Local Plan (July 2017) sets out the requirement for a ‘Herne Relief Road’ to alleviate congestion and pollution along the A291 through the centre of Herne Village.


The objectives of the Herne Relief Road are to provide an alternative route for traffic currently travelling between the A291 and A28 via the village of Herne. In conjunction with the proposed development of Strode farm, it seeks to offer an online improvement to Bullockstone Road whereby speed limits are reduced, the carriageway widened, and restrictions on goods vehicle movements removed, such that both buses and heavy good vehicles are provided with a free link, away from the constraints of the village centre.


As Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste, I agree to:


  • the feasibility design for the Herne Relief Road, Bullockstone Road Improvements for development to full design, development control and land disclosures shown in principal on drg no. 4300400/000/09.
  • progress the design through the next stages of development and delivery including any ancillary works such as drainage and environmental mitigation;
  • take all steps necessary to obtain and implement all statutory Orders and approvals or consents required for the schemes;
  • all acts required to acquire the land and rights for the carrying out and completion of the Bullockstone Road Improvements, including by means of a compulsory purchase order;
  • enter into firm land and funding agreements associated with development contributions;
  • enter into construction contracts as necessary for the delivery of the scheme subject to the approval of the Procurement Board to the recommended procurement strategy,
  • seek amendments to the existing planning permission as required, during the next stages of the scheme design, and
  • the Corporate Director of Growth, Environment & Transport, under the Officer Scheme of Delegations, to take further or other decisions as may be appropriate to deliver the Bullockstone Road Improvement Scheme in accordance with these recommendations


Publication date: 19/07/2018

Date of decision: 19/07/2018

Effective from: 27/07/2018

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