Issue details

18/00034 - Herne Relief Road - Bullockstone Road Improvement Scheme

Policy T13 of the Canterbury District Local Plan (July 2017) sets out the requirement for a ‘Herne Relief Road’ to alleviate congestion and pollution along the A291 through the centre of Herne Village.


The objectives of the Herne Relief Road are to provide an alternative route for traffic currently travelling between the A291 and A28 via the village of Herne. In conjunction with the proposed development of Strode farm, it seeks to offer an online improvement to Bullockstone Road whereby speed limits are reduced, the carriageway widened, and restrictions on goods vehicle movements removed, such that both buses and heavy good vehicles are provided with a free link, away from the constraints of the village centre.

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: Herne Village & Sturry;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/06/2018

Decision due: Not before 13th Jul 2018 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: Tim Read

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: Victoria Soames 03000 419370 Email:


The item will be considered at the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee on 13 July 2018.

Financial implications: The overall scheme budget is £7.6 million which is being funded through s106 agreements with 3 local development sites.

Legal implications: Invicta Law are providing support

Equalities implications: An initial Equality Impact Assessment has been carried out for the scheme (version 01 - dated 26/04/2018)