Issue details

Hadlow Road Link, Tonbridge - 12/01952

To abandon the proposed road scheme so that it is no longer used for Land Charge disclosures or development control and the surplus declaration of all land and property held for the scheme.


How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives:

The understanding that this scheme cannot realistically be delivered will allow land and property to be released and blight removed from the area that will contribute to the core objective of ‘Help Kent Economy to Grow’.


Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision:

Further deterioration of the property held and maintenance costs avoided and release of the capital asset achieved.  Future reinstatement of the scheme will be prejudiced but it has made no progress in over 30 years and national transport policy and reduced funding only reinforces the position so the risk is negligible.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Decision due: 22 Oct 2012 by Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: John Farmer, Projects Manager - Major Projects Email:

Consultation process




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

The local County members will be consulted.  The underlying reasons for the proposed abandonment of the road scheme do not involve service, opinion, choice or options and in that sense consultation is not regarded as appropriate

Key consultee groups

N/A as explained above.

Start and finish dates of consultation.

N/A as explained above.

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

N/A as explained above.

Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment

N/A as explained above.


Informing Only (Who and when)

Tonbridge & Malling Joint Transportation Board – 11 June 2012.


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

Environment, Highways & Waste Cabinet Committee – 20 September 2012


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

Not explicitly but is under the remit of MP3 regarding management of land held for highway purposes.


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

Tonbridge – Chris Smith & Alice Hohler


Financial implications: John Farmer - Highways & Transportation 07740 185252 -

Legal implications: 12/01952

Equalities implications: N/a


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