Brokenshire Backs Thames Estuary Growth Plans

Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP backed the Thames Estuary region’s bold and ambitious vision for the future at an event in Kent. In the keynote speech at the Generating Growth in the Thames Estuary Conference in Northfleet, Gravesend, the Communities Secretary updated on progress against the growth agenda in the Thames Estuary, comparable in…

Celebration for a Kent Tree Hero!

Sophie Scott, a long-standing champion and tireless fund-raiser for Kent’s trees, has been recognised at a tree planting ceremony in Sessions House Square, Maidstone – county town of the Garden of England. Tony Harwood tells us more about the event, the work Kent County Council is undertaking and the plight of the county’s trees. On…

£12.2 million tunnel linking bus route between Ebbsfleet Garden City and Bluewater

Kent County Council will be discussing plans for a £12.2 million tunnel linking the bus route between Ebbsfleet Garden City and Bluewater for the Fastrack service. It comes as construction continues on a housing development of 6,250 homes at Eastern Quarry, now known as Whitecliffe, bordered by Bean Road/Bluewater to one side and Ebbsfleet International…

KCC invests £250,000 to tackle flytipping

Kent County Council is investing £250,000 to reduce the level of flytipping in Kent. Planned action will include more electronic surveillance, including mobile CCTV, and covert cameras and tracking to better target criminal activity. According to the Environment Agency (EA), over a third of illegally dumped waste is from households which have used unlicensed waste…

A20 junction improvement proposals

Kent County Council has announced proposals to improve road lanes and cycle lanes along the A20 London Road in East Malling, Larkfield and Ditton. The scheme, which goes out to public consultation on Monday, would take place between the junctions of New Hythe Lane and Station Road. It aims to reduce congestion at these two…