The effect of the Order would be to introduce a prohibition of waiting 24/7 on all roads for Prohibited Vehicles of 5 tonnes and over across the following Boroughs of Ashford, Maidstone and Swale and the Districts of Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone & Hythe and Thanet. With the exception of the laybys off the following roads: A249 between M20 J7 and M2 J5, the A299 M2 J7 to junction with the A256, the A256 junction with A299 to junction with A2.

  • Avoid the danger to persons or other traffic using the road or any other road or for preventing the likelihood of any such danger arising
  • Introducing the restriction to preserve the amenities of the area of which the roads run

The Order will come into effect on the 4 January 2021 on an experimental basis for a period of eighteen months. The scheme will be reviewed so that the Council can make the decision to make the Order permanent or abandon it.

Full details, including the scheme plan, can be found in the Public Notice and Statement for Reason.

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  • Opened
    25 Dec 2020 at 00:00
  • Closes
    3 Jul 2021 at 12:00



Consulting Organisation Type
  • Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Ashford
  • Canterbury
  • Dover
  • Maidstone
  • Folkestone and Hythe
  • Swale
  • Thanet
Consultation Topic
  • Traffic, transport and roads
Consultation Methods
  • Online survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Open responses (e.g. letters and email)
Contact Details

Any person wishing to make representations whether to object or support the Order before it is made permanent must do so via our website using the above link or alternatively you can write quoting the reference TRO/Experimental/Kent HGVS specifying the grounds on which they are made within 6 months of the Experimental Order coming into force or if the Order is subsequently varied or modified within the 6 months of the variation or modification coming into force to:- The TRO Co-ordinator, Schemes Planning & Delivery Team, Highways, Transportation & Waste, Kent County Council, Ashford Highway Depot, Henwood Industrial Estate, Javelin Way, Ashford, TN24 8AD by 12 noon on 3 July 2021.