Decision details

18/00027 - A28 /A291, Sturry Link Road, Canterbury

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The A28 Sturry/Island Road is a principal road corridor between Canterbury and Thanet that also serves residents and businesses to the north east of Canterbury and Sturry.  At Sturry, the A291 Sturry Hill provides a link to Herne Bay. The A28 through Sturry and the issues with the level crossing have long been a concern.  The potential of housing development at Broad Oak and Sturry and the confirmed allocation of LGF funding gives the opportunity to deliver a Link Road.



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


i)       give approval to the revised preferred outline design scheme for the Sturry Link Road Drawing No. 430392/000/71 Rev 0 – Fig 2, updated to incorporate amendments arising from the public consultation, for development control and land charge disclosures.


ii)    give approval to all acts required to acquire the land and rights for the carrying out and completion of the A28/A291Sturry Link Road scheme, including by means of a compulsory purchase order, and any other necessary statutory orders.


iii)     accept, if necessary, any blight notice that may be served, on terms to be agreed with the Director of Infrastructure, Strategic and Corporate Services.


iv)  the delegation to 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 A28/A291 Sturry Link Road scheme in accordance with these recommendations and the earlier overarching decisions given under Record of Decisions 15/00070A and 17/00061, that remain extant.

Publication date: 14/06/2018

Date of decision: 14/06/2018

Effective from: 22/06/2018

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