On the move to­wards im­proved trans­port links

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Planning For The Future - By Sa­man­tha Wil­liams saw­illiams@thek­m­group.co.uk @SamWil­liamsKM

Sev­eral ma­jor de­vel­op­ments de­signed to im­prove the trans­port links in Ash­ford are due to be dis­cussed next week.

Coun­cil­lors from both Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil and Kent County Coun­cil will con­sider them at next Tues­day’s Joint Trans­porta­tion Board (JTB) meet­ing.

Items on the agenda in­clude an up­date on the junction 10a scheme, plans for a rail halt in Park Farm and a pro­posal to widen Chart Road.

There will also be an up­date on the clamp­ing scheme, which was launched ear­lier this year to re­duce the num­ber of HGV driv- ers park­ing in the town’s busi­ness parks and lay­bys.

Here we take a look at each of these ma­jor projects, and how they will im­pact on the town.

Pic­ture: Gary Browne FM3994578

Con­ges­tion on the Chart Road, look­ing from the Mata­lan round­about

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The Tank round­about would be en­larged as part of work to widen the road

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