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MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL

PLANNING COMMITTEE

8 DECEMBER 2016

REFERENCE FROM STRATEGIC PLANNING, SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

WEST STREET, HARRIETSHAM, KENT

The Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee considered the Reference from Planning Committee in which they were asked to look, in consultation with the appropriate County Council Member, at traffic and parking issues in West Street, Harrietsham and the surrounding area, and how they might be addressed by Traffic Regulation Orders.

Whilst the Committee acknowledged that their responsibilities included district highways and car parking functions, it would be content for such issues described above to be referred direct from the Planning Committee to the Maidstone Joint Transportation Board.

However, the Committee did request that should any issue involve a larger housing development then judgement should be used as to whether to refer the matter to the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee first for comment before it is referred to the Maidstone Joint Transportation Board.

RESOLVED:

(1)        That the Planning Committee makes a specific, detailed request to the Maidstone Joint Transportation Board to consider the traffic and parking issues in West Street, Harrietsham; and

(2)        That the Planning Committee refer any similar issues direct to the Maidstone Joint Transportation Board in future unless they consider that the circumstances are significantly different and the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee should deal with the issues direct.