Issue details

Tonbridge Town Centre Revised Transport Strategy - 12/01933

Adoption of the Tonbridge Town Centre Revised Transport Strategy by Kent County Council (KCC).


How the decision  relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives

The Revised Transport Strategy will support the BS4K objectives of Helping the Kent Economy to Grow and Tackling Disadvantage by managing congestion in Tonbridge Town Centre, improving the reliability of journey times for commuters and freight, improving air quality and enhancing key public transport links to employment, education and healthcare.


Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision

The Revised Transport Strategy will reflect and facilitate the abandonment of the London Road to Hadlow Road link. This link is a desirable but not essential measure in meeting the objectives of the Tonbridge Central Area Action Plan.


The delivery of the improvement measures (schemes) identified in the Revised Transport Strategy will be heavily dependent on securing funding contributions from development through the Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) processes, as KCC’s Local Transport Plan funding allocation from Central Government is likely to be under sustained pressure for the foreseeable future.


There is the possibility that the higher priority measures may be funded through capital receipts from the sale of properties and land associated with the abandonment of the link road.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/01/2013

Decision due: December 2012 by Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: Chad Nwanosike, Strategic Transport and Development Manager Email:

Consultation process




Aims and level(s) of consultation (KCC consultation levels attached)

‘Making Choices’

Key consultee groups

Residents, Landowners/developers, businesses, community groups, the Highways Agency, Parish Councils.

Start and finish dates of consultation.

17th August to 1st October 2012

Equalities Impact Assessment included in the consultation documentation. Please state where this can be found.

Not yet available

Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment

October 2012


Informing Only (Who and when)



Has the matter already been discussed by a Cabinet Committee? If not when will be it discussed by the Cabinet Committee and the date of the meeting

15 November 2012


Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?



Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision? Is it All Members?

All Members in Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council


Financial implications: Chad Nwanosike, Development Planning, Transportation Service 01233 614101-

Legal implications: 12/01933

Equalities implications: N/a