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Maidstone Joint Transportation Board MEETING


Date:       Wednesday 18 October 2017

Time:      5.00 pm

Venue:    Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors    Bird, Brown, D Burton (Chairman), Carter, Chittenden, Clark, Cooke, Cooper, Cuming, Daley, Garten, Hastie, Hotson, Prendergast, T Sams, Springett, Mrs Stockell, Wilby and Willis



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1.        Apologies for Absence




2.        Notification of Substitute Members




3.        Notification of Visiting Members




4.        Disclosures by Members and Officers




5.        Disclosures of Lobbying




6.        To consider whether any items should be taken in private because of the possible disclosure of exempt information




7.        Minutes of the Meeting Held on 12 July 2017

1 - 7



8.        Petitions



Notice has been given pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 12 of the intention to present a petition in the following terms:


Hermitage Lane SOS: Action Needed Now!


The B2246, Hermitage Lane, is a vital artery for residents and is the sole access route to the Maidstone Hospital. The capacity of the road is already under severe pressure and the situation will deteriorate as further planned housing is completed.


Local residents, passing motorists and hospital users have had to put up with an unrelenting sequence of road works in Hermitage Lane causing unacceptable congestion and delays.


We therefore call upon Kent Highways:


1.   To declare that the B2246 has now reached its absolute traffic capacity.

2.   To do everything within its powers to minimise the disruption caused by road works in B2246 and the surrounding area.

3.   To classify the B2246 as a high priority route and include it in the Kent Lane Rental Scheme with immediate effect.

4.   To carry out an urgent Air Quality investigation for both noxious fume and particulate levels along Hermitage Lane.





9.        Question and answer session for members of the public (if any)




10.    Maidstone Joint Transportation Board Work Programme




11.    Question and Answer Session with Arriva: Changes to Bus Services and their Effect on Rural Areas




12.    Petition Report - Queens Avenue, Maidstone

9 - 15



13.    Highway Improvement Schemes Update

16 - 19



14.    Maidstone Highway Works Programme 2017/18

20 - 34



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