Issue details

Tunbridge Wells Borough – Transport Strategy - 12/01969

Adoption of the Tunbridge Wells Borough Transport Strategy by Kent County Council (KCC).

How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives
The Transport Strategy will support the BS4K objectives of Helping the Kent Economy to Grow and Tackling Disadvantage by managing congestion in Tunbridge Wells, 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 delivery of the improvement measures (schemes) identified in the 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.

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)

‘Make Choices’

Key consultee groups

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

Start and finish dates of consultation.

4th September to 2nd November 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

November 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

To be determined


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 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

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

Legal implications: 12/01969

Equalities implications: N/a