Issue details

17/00087 - DfT Safer Roads Fund

The two routes below have been identified by the DfT as the highest risk of fatal or serious collisions in Kent based on analysis between 2012 and 2014.


·         A252 between Charing and Chilham

·         A290 between Canterbury and Whitstable


There is potentially up to £200k per km available (A252- £2.8m and A290- £1.7m) for specific interventions on these roads only to make them safer.  The bid for funds is aimed at reducing death and serious injury through a programme of practical road improvement measures, crash protection and higher standards of route management.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/09/2017

Decision due: Not before 11th Oct 2017 by Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste

Lead director: Roger Wilkin

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: Mrs Nikola Floodgate, Schemes Planning & Delivery Manager Tel: 03000 416239 Email:


At this stage no formal consultation has taken place although the transport intelligence scheme and the Schemes Planning & Delivery team have engaged with an active member of Chilham Parish Council and both District Mangers to understand potential maintenance implications of any proposed interventions.


This was considered and endorsed by The Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee on 21 September 2017.

Financial implications: The funding is 100% capital grant, if successful with the bid, officer time will be required to design and deliver the schemes and there may be an implication on future maintenance requirements (if the scheme includes new safety barriers for example).

Legal implications: None

Equalities implications: An EQIA Screening will be prepared with the bid submission, by the 29th September 2017.


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