Issue details

Local Transport Strategies - Approval - Various.

Update July 2015

Decision taken


Update June 2015

Proposed decision published for comment 24 June 2015


Update April 2015

Decision considered and endorsed by the April 2015 Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee


Decision deferred as issues brought to the attention of the Cabinet Member during the proposed decision publication period are resolved.


Update 17 February 2015:

Proposed decision to endorse the principles set out in the Canterbury Local Transport Plan published.


Update 4 February 2015:


The Canterbury Local Transport Strategy was considered and the principle endorsed by the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee in December 2014.  A formal decision will now be taken by the Cabinet Member which will set out the terms of the support for the strategy.


To agree various local transport strategies.


The strategies will ‘Help the ‘Kent Economy Grow’ and ‘Tackle Disadvantage’ by managing congestion in town centres, improving the reliability of journey times for commuters and visitors and managing freight journeys more successfully.  This will in turn enhance key sustainable transport links to employment, education and health care.


Impacts / Costs and risks of proposed decisions:


The transport strategies to be agreed all form part a key part of evidence base for the relevant Local Plan.  These plans will be subject to and examination in public by and independent planning inspector during 2015.  The appropriateness and deliverability of each strategy will be an important consideration in the inspector’s decision on the soundness of the Plan as a whole.


The delivery of each 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 from the foreseeable future.  KCC will not be the charging authority therefore it will be reliant on each local council as the planning authority to allocate sufficient CIL revenue to the priority transport infrastructure projects identified in the strategy.  The availability of CIL revenue will in turn be dictated by the phasing and extent of new development which will be influenced by a range of external factors.   




Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/12/2012

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: Sally Benge, Transport and Development Manager see detail Email:, Ruth Goudie, Strategic Transport and Development Planner Email:, Paul Lulham, Transport Planner Email: Tel: 01622 221615, Chad Nwanosike, Strategic Transport and Development Manager Email:, Peter Rosevear, Senior Transportation Engineer Email: Tel: 01622 798471.



Canterbury LTS:

The Canterbury LTS was considered by the Canterbury JTB in October 2014 and the KCC Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee in December 2014.


The agenda, papers and minutes can be viewed on the Canterbury City Council website by clicking the link below:


Alongside the Local Plan regulation 18 and 19 consultations conducted by the District Councils, the each Local Transport Strategy will be considered by the relevant JTB and the KCC Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee before being formally agreed by the Cabinet Member.



Financial implications: Canterbury & Swale - Ruth Goudie, Development Planning, Transportation Service. Tel: 01233 614187. E-mail Gravesham - Peter Rosevear, Development Planning, Transportation Service. Tel: 01233 648315. E-mail: Maidstone - Paul Lulham, Development Planning, Transportation service. Tel: 01233 614062. E-mail: Thanet - Sally Benge, Development Planning, Transportation Service. Tel: 01233 614182. E-mail: Tunbridge Wells - Chad Nwanosike, Development Planning, Transportation Service. Tel: 01233 614101. E-mail: Tonbridge Town Centre, Chad Nwanosike, Development Planning. Tel: 01233 614101. E-mail

Legal implications: 12/01923 Individual plans will be numbered 12/01923 (a) (b) (c) etc. Canterbury Local Transport Plan

Equalities implications: The decisions are likely to be significant in terms of their effects on communities living or working in an area comprising two or more wards or electoral divisions in the area of the relevant local authority.


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