KCC agrees funding for Thanet Parkway station

Kent County Council’s Cabinet has agreed to contribute to funding Thanet Parkway station today (Monday). Members agreed to provide up to £17.8 million for the proposed station, completing the funding package for the scheme at £34.51 million, with £14 million of Local Growth Fund allocated by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP). The decision…

Operation Brock to be removed

The Leader of Kent County Council has welcomed the government announcement that the Operation Brock barrier, which has been in place on the M20 since March 2019, will now be removed. The Government has announced it is standing down all contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit on 31 January. Partners of the Kent Resilience Forum…

Managing ash dieback in Kent

With as many as half a million Ash trees growing on private land, KCC is urging owners to be aware of the disease. Since 2012, KCC has chaired the multi-agency Kent Resilience Forum Ash Dieback Strategic Co-ordinating Group when the fungal pathogen was first discovered in Kent. Ash dieback is a fungus that originated in…

Teynham improvements out to consultation

Plans to widen the footpath and create parking spaces in parts of London Road, Teynham are going out to public consultation today (Tuesday). The developer-funded scheme has been proposed after residents’ calls for measures to reduce speeds on London Road. As well as the changes to the pavement, there are plans for an informal crossing…