Traffic and Transport is one of 8 topics we have researched to provide evidence in support of our Neighbourhood Plan.
To investigate this topic, 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.
Note – In accordance with national policies, our Neighbourhood Plan cannot directly address issues which are not related to the development of land such as traffic calming schemes.
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.
To protect and, where possible, to grow the network of footpaths and cycle paths serving the parishes.
- Boughton Aluph and Eastwell Parish Council Highway Feasibility Study by DHA Transport consultants, April 2014
- Results of Community Consultation on Traffic Management by CSC Regeneration, 2014
- Map showing average daytime noise levels from M20 motorway and busy A roads in our parish provided by the Campaign to Protect Rural England
- KCC Roads and Travel
- Ashford Borough Council Parking Consultation 2014 (Goat Lees)
Let us know your views
If we have missed something 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.