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Chapter 6 - Transport Strategy

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Policy SP43

Policy SP43 - Transport Infrastructure

Development proposals will be assessed in terms of the type and level of travel demand likely to be generated. Development will be permitted only at such time as proper provision is made to ensure delivery of relevant transport infrastructure. Where appropriate, development will be expected to contributemake a proportionate contribution to the provision, extension or improvement, of walking and cycling routes and facilities and to highway improvements.

To ensure policy requirements are reasonable

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Policy SP43

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Policy SP43 - Transport Infrastructure

Subject to individual assessments, schemes maybe required to provide or contribute to:

1) Capacity improvements/connections to the cycle network
2) Provision of pedestrian links with public transport routes/interchanges
3) Improvements to passenger waiting facilities
4) Facilities for display of approach time information at bus stops along identified quality bus corridors
5) Improvement and expansion of public transport services
6) Improvements to the road network in line with schemes identified through the Transport Strategy.
7) provision of electric vehicle charging points, in accordance with Policy SP12

To provide clarity and
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MM/073

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Policy SP44 

 

Policy SP44 - Connectivity

The Council will continue to lobby for investments to secure further improvements to rail journey times for CTRL including domestic services between Ashford and Ramsgate.

Relates to lobbying for
transport improvements; not a land use policy

MM/074

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Policy SP45

 Policy SP45 - New Railway Station

Land west of Cliffsend (as shown on the Policies Map) is safeguardedPlanning permission will be granted for a new railway station at a suitable location on land west of Ramsgate alongside the existing railway line.Land west of Cliffsend is safeguarded for this purpose. Proposals will be required to specifically demonstrate all of the following:

1) Satisfactory vehicular access arrangements from the A299
2) Suitable level of car parking
3) Integration with wider public transport services
4) Mitigation of any noise impacts on sensitive receptors
5) Compatibility with the landscape character of its location
6) Located to minimise the loss of best and most versatile agricultural land

To provide clarity and
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MM/075

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Policy SP46

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Policy SP46 - Strategic Road Network

In conjunction with neighbouring districts, the Council will prepare a joint assessment of planned development and the expected volume and direction of road traffic movement it would generate, to understand its potential impact on these junctions and how this may, if appropriate, be mitigated.

Commitment set out in
Policy has now been
undertaken as part of
the Local Plan process;
policy no longer required

MM/076

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Para 6.25

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The exact routes identified in Policy SP47 may vary as detailed plans for the strategic urban extensions come forward and more detailed transport evidence becomes available. The review of the Local Plan will need to respond to the decision on the Development consent Order for Manston Airport, and this may result in a variation of the alignment identified in relation to the B2050 Manston Road (from Manston Court Road to Spitfire Junction).

For clarity

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Policy SP47

 Policy SP47 - Strategic Routes

The following areas, as shown on the Policies Map, are safeguarded for the provision of key road schemes and junction improvements, to support the implementation of the Thanet Transport Strategy, including land at:

1) Birchington strategic housing site
2) B2050 Manston Road, Birchington
3) Shottendane Road (from Birchington to Margate)
4) Shottendane Road-Manston Road-Hartsdown Road housing site
5) Nash Road-Manston Road housing site
6) Nash Road, Margate
7) Nash Road-Westwood strategic housing site
8) Manston Court Road/Star Lane (from Haine Road, Westwood to B2050 Manston Road)
9) B2050 Manston Road (from Manston Court Road to Spitfire Junction)
10) B2190 Spitfire Way (from Spitfire Junction to Columbus Avenue junction)
11) From Columbus Way to Manston Road, Birchington
12) Land between A254 Margate Road and A256 Westwood Road (including Millennium Way), Broadstairs
13) Victoria Traffic Lights
14) Coffin House Corner Traffic Lights

The following strategic routes are sufficient in their existing form to provide for the growth envisaged in the Plan)(subject to the Local Plan review process set out in Policy SP01b). However, if further development is permitted, including further development at Manston Airport, which has a material impact on the capacity or operation of these routes, the Council will require alternative on-site highway provision where appropriate and/or proportionate contributions towards any improvements or changes to the existing routes which is thereby necessitated:

1) B2050 Manston Road (from Manston Court Road to Spitfire Junction
2) B2190 Spitfire Way (from Spitfire Junction to Columbus Avenue junction).

Junction/traffic management improvements are required at the following junctions to ensure the fully effective functioning of the Inner Circuit. Development that compromises the ability to deliver such improvements will not be permitted:

1) Victoria Traffic Lights
2) Coffin House Corner Traffic Lights

The Council expects all new development to make a proportionate and appropriate contribution to the provision of this key infrastructure.

In the event that there is any delay in site acquisition or assembly in relation to any of the schemes identified in Policy SP47, the Council will, in conjunction with the County Council, make interim highway arrangements to enable allocated development schemes to proceed.

To provide clarity and
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MM/078

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New paragraphs 6.26, 6.27

6.26 The Council is confident that, working with Kent County Council, the full Inner Circuit can be delivered during the Plan period alongside the proposed development in the Plan. The Council will work with developers and KCC to ensure that the requirements for the Inner Circuit are applied reasonably so that there is no delay to the delivery of development across the Plan period.

6.27 Potential measures to manage interim traffic impacts include:

  • Localised widening within existing verge areas
  • Localised narrowing and priority working systems to manage traffic flow
  • Alternative routes
  • Localised weight restrictions for HGVs, linked to positive signing strategies for routeing larger vehicles

For clarity and effectiveness