Main Changes to Local Plan 2030

Policy TRA5 - Planning for Pedestrians (MC66)

Page 221 Policy TRA5 Para 5.272

Response to rep 2539

Response to rep 2539

Addition to paragraph 5.272 - in Planning for Pedestrians – Policy TRA5, as follows:

The Council is committed to increasing cycle usage in the borough as a sustainable means of transport that also contributes to healthier lifestyles. KCC’s Countryside and Coastal Access Improvement Plan assesses the opportunities for pedestrian journeys in Kent provided by local public rights of way (PRoWs), noting the potential of these routes to stimulate journeys on foot as opposed to by the private car, and for leisure, promoting Active Travel. ABC supports this approach and any opportunities to enhance and regularise PRoWs and other pedestrian routes to encourage journeys by foot.”

Add new text to end of Policy TRA5 – Planning for Pedestrians:

Development proposals shall demonstrate how safe and accessible pedestrian access and movement routes will be delivered and how they will connect to the wider movement network. Opportunities should be proactively taken to connect with and enhance Public Rights of Way whenever possible, encouraging journeys on foot.