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: email@example.com.
Aims and level(s) of consultation (KCC consultation levels attached)
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
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- firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal implications: 12/01933
Equalities implications: N/a