The general effect of this Order is to prevent any goods vehicles with a maximum permissible laden weight of which exceeds 7.5 Tonnes to proceed Staple Street and Stockers Hill. Exemptions are provided in the Order for; access to land & properties, permit holders, vehicles engaged agricultural activities, emergency services, authorities in pursuance of statutory powers and vehicles engaged in such building operations as maintenance, improvement or demolition.

The recommendation to make the Order is to avoid the potential of large vehicles attempting to use less suitable routes and to reduce the amount of unnecessary through traffic by large vehicles to prevent danger to persons especially pedestrians, prevent damage to the roads and buildings and preserving the amenities of the area in which the road runs.

The scheme and its objectives meet with one of the central themes in Kent’s Local Transport Plan 3 Enjoying Life in Kent (Improve Quality of Life) and Objective 3 of Kent’s Freight Action Plan "To effectively manage the routing of HGV traffic to ensure that such movements remain on the Strategic Road Network for as much of their journey as possible" and Objective 4 "To take steps to address problems caused by freight traffic to communities".

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

Schemes Plan - See Statement of Reason for full size plan.

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  • Opened
    10 Jul 2020 at 00:00
  • Closed
    24 Aug 2020 at 12:00


Consulting Organisation Type
  • Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Swale
Consultation Topic
  • Traffic, transport and roads
Consultation Methods
  • Other
Contact Details

Anyone may, by application to the High Court within 6 weeks of the date of publication of this Notice, challenge the validity of the Orders or of any provision contained in them on the grounds that it is not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, or any instrument made thereunder, or that there has been a failure to comply with any statutory requirement to the Orders.