Kent County Council
Opens: 16 Jan 2017
Closes: 12 Mar 2017
Kent is unique in its strategic location in the country as a gateway to mainland Europe. Despite the positive economic benefits road freight brings to the county and UK, the negative implications are felt across the county. The Freight Action Plan for Kent includes nationally and locally important priorities such as Operation Stack and the provision of overnight lorry parking as well as looking into HGV routeing and the powers that KCC can use to reduce the negative impacts of road freight. The plan incorporates a refresh of the original Freight Action Plan but brings it up to date with what we have already achieved and what we will plan and continue to do to mitigate the negative impacts of road freight in Kent.
What we are proposing?
The Freight Action Plan sets out what KCC has already achieved, the roles and responsibilities of the major stakeholders of freight traffic in Kent and outlines five key actions to help mitigate the negative impacts of road freight to the county which are as follows:
- To tackle the problem of overnight lorry parking in Kent
- To find a long term solution to Operation Stack
- To effectively manage the routeing of HGV traffic to ensure that such movements remain on the strategic road network for as much of its journey as possible
- To take steps to address the problems caused by freight traffic to communities
- To ensure that KCC continues to make effective use of planning and development control powers to reduce the impact of freight traffic
This consultation is an opportunity for people and organisations within Kent to express their views, including the extent to which they agree with our actions and approach to freight issues.
The draft Freight Action Plan is available to download from the ‘Consultation documents’ section below.
The Equality Impact Assessment for the Freight Action Plan is available below.
Have your say
You can provide your views on the draft plan by completing the consultation questionnaire, which is available via the link under ‘Respond to this Consultation’ section below.
The consultation runs for eight weeks until Sunday 12th March.
If you require any of the consultation documents in an alternative format or language please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03000 421553 (text relay service number 18001 03000 421553). This number goes to an answering machine, which is monitored during office hours.
- Freight Action Plan
11 Jan 2017 10:37, 879 KB
- Equality Impact Assessment – PDF version
11 Jan 2017 10:45, 167 KB
- Equality Impact Assessment – Word version
11 Jan 2017 10:46, 579 KB
- Freight Action Plan Text Only Version
Text only version.
13 Jan 2017 13:39, 1.0 MB
- Questionnaire – Word version
The questionnaire should be completed online via the ‘Respond to this Consultation’ section. Alternatively complete this Word version and return by post or e-mail.
16 Jan 2017 09:58, 67 KB
Respond to this Consultation
|Name||Freight Action Plan for Kent|
|Description||Find out how we plan to reduce the impact that road freight can have on local communities in Kent and tell us your views on our approach.|
|Dates||From 16 Jan 2017 at 09:00 to 12 Mar 2017 at 23:59.|
|Consulting Organisation Type||Kent County Council|
|Consulting Organisation Name||Kent County Council|
|District / Borough areas affected by the consultation||Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Gravesham, Maidstone, Medway, Sevenoaks, Shepway, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells|
|Consultation Topic||General interest, Traffic, transport and roads|
|Consultation Methods||Online survey / questionnaire / forms, Other survey / questionnaire / forms, Open responses (e.g. letters and email)|
|Contact Details||If you require any further information about the draft Plan before responding to the consultation, please contact Sam Yates via email at email@example.com or by writing a letter to Transport Strategy Team, Planning and Environment Division, Kent County Council, Invicta House, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XX.|
Kent County Council 16 January 2017