Decision details

20/00028 - A20 London Road Aylesford Junction Improvement

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Background:

 

  • The scheme involves the removal of the existing signalisation and provision of an elongated roundabout at the crossroads junction of A20 London Road with Hall Road and Mills Road.
  • The A20 is a key route into Maidstone and to M20 J5 from the west.  Mills Road serves the Quarry Wood industrial and retail estate that serves over eighty firms including a supermarket.  The existing junction is at capacity with regular congestion at peak periods and it will come under increasing pressure from committed and future developments in the area.  Although the junction is located within Tonbridge & Malling Borough area the scheme is complementary to the proposed Maidstone Integrated Transport Programme of schemes.
  • The objective of the scheme is to improve the efficiency of the junction and provide additional capacity together with dedicated signal-controlled pedestrian crossings and rationalised bus layby locations.

 

Decision:

As Cabinet Member for Highways & Transport, I agree that the highway improvement for the A20 London Road Aylesford Junction can proceed through the next stages of development and delivery including authority to progress statutory approvals and to enter into funding, land and construction contracts.   

 

Specifically to:

i)     give approval to the outline design scheme for the A20 London Road Aylesford in Tonbridge & Malling for development control and land charge disclosures, drawing number A20HR-CAP-HGN-00-DR-C-0043;

ii)    give approval to progress all statutory approvals or consents required for the scheme, drawing number A20HR-CAP-HGN-00-DR-C-0043;

iii)   give approval to enter into land agreements with third parties as necessary;

iv)   give approval to enter into construction contracts as necessary for the delivery of the scheme,

v)    give approval to undertake engagement with all relevant stakeholders as identified in the communication plan; and

vi) give approval that the Corporate Director for Growth, Environment & Transport, under the Officer Scheme of Delegations and in consultation with the Corporate Director for Finance and Procurement, enter into relevant legal agreements and take other actions necessary to implement this decision.

Publication date: 07/08/2020

Date of decision: 07/08/2020

Effective from: 15/08/2020

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