Local County Councillors, Rob Bird and Dan Daley are seeking your views on their proposals to improve road safety in Buckland Hill, Buckland Road, St Peter's Street and the adjoining roads.
What are they planning to do?
In conjuction with Kent County Council they are proposing a 20mph speed limit be implemented in the area. The roads included are show in the plan below:
Why do they want to do this work?
The proposed 20mph speed limit is in response to numerous enquiries from residents who have expressed concerns about the speed of traffic and the safety of pedestrians, particularly schoolchildren crossing the road near Maidstone Barracks and Buckland Hill at the junction with Buckland Road.
What will the scheme involve?
To ensure this is an effective 20mph speed limit, it would be necessary to consider 'light-touch' measures such as upright repeater signs and roundel road markings. There are no plans to remove any parking bays.
Dan and Rob have been working closely with Kent County Council who have requested that, as a first step, they carry out an informal consultation with residents to gauge the level of support for the proposed 20mph speed limit.
How you can help
Should you wish to support or object to these proposals, or if you have any other comments that you feel are appropriate as part of the consideration of this scheme, please complete the short survey below.
Alternatively you can write to County Councillors Rob Bird or Dan Daley at Kent County Council, c/o Members Desk, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XQ
The deadline for responses is Friday, 28th February.
Dan and Rob will collate the responses to the informal consultation and feed this back to KCC. If there is sufficient support for the proposed 20mph speed limit, KCC would then arrange for the proposals to go out to formal consultation, which will include notifications on their website, on-site notices and the local paper, as well as informing statutory consultees such as the police.
Again, if the proposed scheme is favourably received, KCC shall then arrange for the speed limit signs and road markings to be installed.
Dan and Rob welcome this proposal but they would like your views.
Thank you for your interest but we are no longer accepting entries for this survey.