Local Plan to 2030 Regulation 19 - Publication June 2016

Comment ID ALP/2538
Document Section Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION C - TRANSPORT Cycling Content View all on this section
Respondent Kent County Council (KCC) (Bar… View all by this respondent
Response Date 17 Aug 2016
Do you consider this part of the document is Sound? Yes
On which grounds do you consider the document unsound? (if applicable)
Do you consider the Document is Legally Compliant? Yes

Additionally, the Borough Council’s approach towards delivering safe and accessible pedestrian routes between existing developments and within developments, as well as increasing cycle usage in the Ashford Borough as a sustainable means of transport (as set out in Policy TRA5: Planning for Pedestrians and Policy TRA6: Provision for Cycling and the Borough Council’s Ashford Cycling Strategy 2011-2016) is fully supported.

A formal consultation on KCC’s Active Travel Strategy was held between 18 May and 13 July 2016. The strategy specifies actions to be undertaken to facilitate the delivery of its objectives and will be supported by the preparation of an implementation plan. The County Council will continue to work closely with key stakeholders as the preparation of both documents advance.

In light of the above, it is recommended that reference is made to the Active Travel Strategy and the County Council would welcome further engagement with the Borough Council to identify and prioritise new active travel routes and any maintenance issues on the existing active travel network throughout the Ashford Borough, as well as associated funding requirements in support of the draft Local Plan.


What changes do you suggest to make the document legally compliant or sound? In light of the above, it is recommended that reference is made to the Active Travel Strategy
Do you consider it necessary to participate at the oral part of the examination? No
Does your representation relate to an omission site (a site that has not been included). For example a site for Housing, Employment, Travellers, or Local Green Spaces.
Please supply details of the omission site.