Stuart Watson, Planning Officer (Strategic Planning) outlined Swale
Borough Council’s ‘next steps’ consultation
process and highlighted the draft responses to certain questions
that Swale Borough Council had asked within the
made the following points:-
·That most HGV drivers use the A229 (Bluebell Hill)
to get to the M2 and this is seen as a significant pressure point
·That early engagement should be undertaken with
Swale Borough Council regarding prospects of housing developments
neighbouring our Borough.
·That emphasise should be put on the effect on the
AONB by road users using this as a cut through.
RESOLVED: That the responses set out in paragraphs 1.9 to
1.15 in the report be agreed as a basis for the Council’s
consultation response to the Swale Borough Council Local Plan
consultation ‘Looking Ahead’ with particular emphasis
on the fact that the response should include a reference to road
users using the A2 (AONB) as a cut through which would be damaging
on the environment.