Parish Council

A 20 MPH SCHEME FOR SHORNE? HAVE YOUR SAY!

Kent County Council (KCC) has agreed in principle to Shorne Parish Council’s proposal for a 20 mph scheme in the centre of Shorne village, subject to favourable consultation responses.

The final design needs to be approved by KCC, but we have been requested to carry out an informal consultation, based on our suggested design.  If there is sufficient support, then KCC will carry out a final design and a formal consultation.  We would like to receive your support for our proposal.

The Scheme

We are requesting a 20 mph zone, from the bottom of Tanyard Hill just south of the entrance to Court Lodge (probably somewhere near the existing ‘School’ sign), through the whole of The Street, to a point in Forge Lane just to the north of Malthouse Lane (probably somewhere near the existing “School”/ Z bend sign).

The advantage of a 20 mph zone rather than a 20 mph speed limit is that it would also apply to every road leading off, including Court Lodge, Swillers Lane, Butchers Hill, Manor Field, Crown Lane, Cob Drive, Malthouse Lane, as well as Hollands Close, Warren View, and Crown Green.

At the same time, we would also like to see the speed limit in Mill Hill Lane reduced to 30 mph to act as a buffer before entering the 20 mph zone at its junction with Crown Lane, to match the existing 30 mph limit in Tanyard Hill and in Forge Lane (which will be extended down to the A226 as part of a separate scheme.).

A labelled map of the proposed extent of the 20 mph zone is shown below, together with impressions of how the approach thresholds may appear.

   

Consultation

We hope that you support our proposals.  If we get sufficient support, we are hoping that the 20 mph scheme will be established within the next nine months.  If however there is a significant number of strong objections, it is possible that the scheme may be delayed, or it may even be abandoned.  It is therefore important that you let us know your views, either by completing and returning the attached questionnaire, or by writing to us at:

Shorne Parish Council

20 mph Scheme

c/o Village Hall

The Street

Shorne

Gravesend

Kent, DA12 3EA

Or by email to:  20mphzone@shorneparishcouncil.org

To reach us not later than Sunday 31st July 2022

The questionnaire is shown below – don’t forget to click on the bottom left hand corner to see the second page.

Alternatively you can download the questionnaire by clicking here:  Questionnaire

20 mph zone consultation questionnaire