A20 Harrietsham Highway Improvements Scheme

Kent County Council is launching a consultation into highway improvements on the A20 at Harrietsham. The plan is to create a more pedestrian friendly environment and improve links between the new housing development sites, the existing housing and village centre. Proposals include a reduction in the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph, constructing new pedestrian…

A28 work in Ashford begins next week

Preparation work for the widening of the A28 Chart Road in Ashford will begin next week (February 12). Kent County Council will then begin work on the £26 million project to widen Chart Road between the Tank and Matalan roundabouts in March and there will be further information provided about this stage of the works…

Extra funding for local government

The Leader of Kent County Council Paul Carter has welcomed the extra funding for local government announced by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid. The final settlement has seen £150 million of additional resources allocated to local authorities across the UK, of which £3.9m will go to social care in Kent. Mr Carter said: “This funding, secured…

St Clements Way, Greenhithe Improvement Scheme

A multi-million pound scheme to ease congestion on a route between Dartford and Greenhithe has begun. The A206 St Clements Way is located on the important A226 strategic route between Dartford and Gravesend and provides links to the A2 and Dartford Crossing and access to the Bluewater and the Crossways retail parks. Substantial new development…

£9.5 million road scheme officially opens

Work on a £9.5 million link road scheme in Gravesend has been officially opened by KCC Chairman David Brazier. The link road, running between Stone Street and Darnley Road, is two-way and has a pavement for both pedestrians and cyclists to easily reach the station. It crosses the old Rathmore Road car park which still…

Improving Access to Tonbridge Station Revised Design

In December 2016, Kent County Council (KCC) carried out a consultation on a design to improve access to Tonbridge Station. Using feedback from that consultation, KCC has now revised the design on which they are now seeking views. Tonbridge station is the busiest station in Kent with over 4.4 million customers expected to have used the station…

KCC continues to protect frontline services

Kent County Council is approaching the start of another financial year facing an immense challenge in setting the council’s budget. In the coming financial year, KCC has a budget gap of £113 million out of the council’s net budget of approximately £1 billion. Savings of £53 million are needed as government funding reduces by £45…

Kent County Council Bus Funding Review

The Leader of Kent County Council is to meet with Arriva and Stagecoach to establish which routes they will run as scheduled and which will need subsidy ahead of a consultation on Socially Necessary Bus Service funding in January. The discussions with commercial bus operators will look at the likelihood of the bus companies taking…