In addition to a previous comment on moving the traffic queue from M2 Stockbury junction to the roundabout at the M20 junction. Quinn Estates have now submitted their planning application for a 1100+ house ‘garden’ village on land next to the County Showground at Detling plus a business park (which will probably end up as more houses at some stage) so with a possible 2000+ vehicle movements onto the A249 at this point, via some sort of underpass(?)/roundabout, the prospects of traffic congestion at this point is very high. Coupled with all the development, both residential and business, along the A249 corridor in Swale the future traffic prospects for the A249 and surround area are grim to say the least.
The application at Detling is the usual Quinn Estates offering of a medical centre (where are the GPs coming from), sports ground (no doubt a local sports club will be offered the sweetner of new facilities to support the application), hotel, country park (novel ideal of replacing open country with a country park), a school (I thought schools were sanctioned by KCC not a land speculator), not forgetting the obligatory “hub”.
Comment by James on 01 Nov 2018