14 17/00061 - A28/A291 Sturry Link Road, Canterbury PDF 96 KB
To receive an update on the progress of the A28/A291 Sturry Link Road Scheme and to consider and endorse, or make recommendations to the Cabinet Member on a proposed decision to give approval to the revised outline design scheme
Richard Shelton (Major Capital Programme Project Manager) was in attendance for this item.
(1) Mr Shelton introduced the report which asked the Cabinet Committee to consider and endorse or make recommendations to the Cabinet Member on a proposed decision to approve a revised outline scheme for the Sturry Link Road.
(2) Mr Shelton said the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee had considered an initial overview of the scheme at its meeting in September 2015. He also said the design encompassed the entire link road but that KCC would deliver the section from the A28 over both arms of the Great Stour and railway to connect with a proposed new roundabout within the adjacent development site. The rest of the link would be delivered as part of the development of sites in Sturry and adjacent areas.
(3) In response to questions and comments, Mr Balfour said that if there were any further significant changes to the proposed scheme Members would be advised. Mr Shelton said the developer had carried out a consultation in April in Sturry Village Hall and the outcome of that consultation would be used to inform the questions asked during the consultation to be carried out by KCC. He also said that: an off road cycling route would be provided throughout the scheme; the bus lane was being provided on the route into Canterbury as this was considered to be the most congested; modelling work had been done on the junction; the views of residents would be sought about changes to the junction; and that he anticipated that journey times would improve when there was an alternative to the railway crossing.
(4) Resolved that the Cabinet Committee endorsed the proposed decision of the Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport & Waste, to:
i) Give approval to the revised outline design scheme for the Sturry Link Road Drawing No. 430392/000/49 Rev 0;
ii) Delegate to the Corporate Director of Growth, Environment & Transport, following consultation with the Cabinet Member, any further or other decisions as may be appropriate to deliver the Sturry Link Road scheme.