Issue details

18/00073 - Thanet Transport Strategy

The existing Thanet District Transport Plan was adopted in 2005. Many of the measures that were identified 13 years ago have been implemented successfully. However, the growth proposed within the emerging Thanet Local Plan has instigated a review of the existing transport challenges within the district and a new strategy is now required to meet the future needs of the local highway network.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;

Decision status: For Determination

Division affected: Birchington & Rural; Broadstairs; Cliftonville; Margate; Ramsgate;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/12/2018

Decision due: 17 Jan 2019 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 wih statutory requirements

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

Lead director: Simon Jones

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: James Wraight 03000 410446 Email:


County members have been subject to ongoing briefing sessions throughout the development process of the TTS. A further member briefing session was earmarked for week commencing 6th December 2018. All views conveyed by members will be included in the subsequent report to E&T Cabinet Committee.


The proposed decision will be considered at the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee on 17 January 2019.

Financial implications: The TTS places no financial commitment onto KCC. It is expected that all infrastructure will be delivered using section 106 developer contributions or direct delivery by developers via an appropriate highway agreement. External funding streams across the plan period will be fully explored as appropriate. Scheme designs are being prepared where necessary to inform potential business cases for any funding streams as they are announced

Equalities implications: An EqIA has been completed. The TTS as an overarching strategy document, with detailed schemes being progressed at a later stage, therefore at this stage the impact of the TTS is expected to be low, with individual schemes being subject to their own EqIA at the time of inception. Any impacts that have been identified can be managed appropriately as set out within the EqIA action plan.

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