Traffic and Transport is one of 8 topics we have researched to provide evidence in support of our Neighbourhood Plan.

We have:

  • Researched traffic and transport in the parish.
  • Identified any existing local issues or concerns and consider the impact of future development on our road infrastructure.
  • Scoped out what evidence is already available. For example, the Traffic Survey report commissioned by the Parish Council in April 2014.
  • Found out about any existing plans, strategies and programmes and their relationship to Traffic and Transport and the Neighbourhood Plan.
  • Identified any gaps in the evidence base and consider whether any further research needs to be undertaken or reports commissioned.
  • Identified local key players on this topic to engage in the Neighbourhood Planning process.

Based on our consultation and research, we have come up with the following objective for the Neighbourhood Plan. In addition, an objective for the Parish Council will be to work with Kent County Council Highways to improve road safety and ease traffic congestion.

To assimilate development of a scale which protects the character of the landscape and conserves and enhances the natural beauty of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty whilst ensuring sufficient infrastructure and local services to serve the needs of parish residents, including new provision in association with new development.


Here are the findings from our research which led us to come up with the draft objective.

Traffic and Transport Evidence Paper

Respondents to the Neighbourhood Plan survey flagged a total of 9,030 specific traffic concerns on different roads in our parish, an average of 19 per respondent.

Results of follow up community consultation on traffic and road safety in our parish.

Other information
Let us know your views

If we have missed something important or got something wrong, please let us know. Add a comment in the box below or email the report author. Our aim is to create a strong evidence base to underpin the final Neighbourhood Plan document.

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7 thoughts on “Traffic & transport

  • July 28, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    the traffic on the road between The Rose pub an d Trinity RD needs addressing! of us that live along this stretch of road are having to put up with continuous speeding traffic, (both ways ) abusive driver s as we pull out of our drives . HGV lorries speeding and cars mounting the kerb opposite the narrowing road in front of Gate House ! , so much so the kerb is disappearing ! Despite the S>I>D sign hardly anyone takes any notice of it especially when the road is quieter. More emphasis on local speed needs to be addressed asmany of the speeding drivers live locally !

    • July 28, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      Thank you Sandy. This is exactly the sort of feedback we need from local residents. Based on the comments we’ve received to date, traffic issues are very much a priority. We’ll be setting up a Traffic and Transport working group in the near future. I shall ensure that your comment is passed on to them. In the meantime, I hope you’ll be able to come along to one of our community consultation events in September. You’ll find dates and locations on the Events page.

  • March 4, 2016 at 10:11 am

    why have the M2 words been deleted off the signs going up through Trinity Road and Faversham rd ?

    • March 4, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Thank you for your question Sandy. I understand this was done to reduce the number of vehicles, in particular Heavy Goods Vehicles, using Trinity and Faversham Roads as a link between the M2 and M20 motorways. Does anyone else have further information on this?

  • March 19, 2016 at 10:35 am

    who authorised this. as the number of Hgv.s coming up Faversham RD has increased dramatically

    • March 20, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      Hello Sandy. I think this would be a decision of Kent County Council Highways who have responsibility for road signs. My understanding is that there was some local lobbying to get this done. I’m sure others will know more. Does anyone have further information on this?


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