Kent County Councillor and Thanet District Councillor is a member of all the relevant committees: KCC Highways Advisory Board, Thanet Joint Transportation Board, Kent Planning Committee and Thanet Planning Committee. He writes a guest blog to update my post earlier this week:
"I have requested at every opportunity that the Haine Road was ‘stopped-up’ at one end, or failing that traffic calming measures should have been installed prior to the opening of the new section of road. I understand one of the reasons given for not closing one end was for ambulances in case of congestion on New Haine Road.
The reply received was that the ‘Highways Officers would wait until the new road was opened and then take appropriate measures if required’.
I have asked Highways to arrange a meeting with residents as soon as possible. Highways advise that they are already starting to look at speed cushions, and where they should be located. I have also asked Highways to write to residents keeping them informed about proposals.
On a nearby problem I've asked for St Johns Avenue further down the A256 Haine Road towards the Lord of the Manor roundabout to be made ‘left turn out only’ and ‘no right turn in’. I understand ‘no right turn in' has been agreed. Regular users of Haine Road will know this junction onto the Newington estate is often a turning which causes tailbacks.'
Many thanks Alan for all your work on this.