Improving Access to Tonbridge Station Revised Design - Update 16 January 2018

We have used the feedback from this consultation to revise the design on which we are consulting on between 16 January to 12 February 2018. Find out more and have your say here.


Summary of Results - March 2017

Thank you to everyone who took part in this consultation on proposals for improving the access to Tonbridge station.  

The responses to the consultation have been analysed and the Consultation Report is available to view or download from the ‘Summary of Results’ section below.   

On 13th March 2017 the Tonbridge and Malling Joint Transportation Board will review this feedback and advice from officers to determine whether to recommend to proceed to detailed design for the scheme.  This work would be carried out during 2017 with the works projected to begin nearer the 2018/19 financial year.



Original Consultation Text


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Kent County Council has secured £500,000 from the Local Growth Fund, allocated by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership to improve the area outside Tonbridge Station.


Tonbridge station is the busiest station in Kent with over four million customers using the station in 2014/15.

Working with Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, Network Rail and Southeastern, KCC is aiming to improve the space providing more room for pedestrians and to link the design to the recently improved High Street.

The scheme aims to improve the safety of pedestrians, particularly when crossing the roads at peak times and encourage more sustainable modes of travel such as buses, cycling or walking.  


What are we proposing? 

The proposals relate to the area directly outside the main entrance to Tonbridge Station and south to the bus stops on the east side of Quarry Hill Road.  The key proposals are:

  1. Increase pedestrian space directly outside main station entrance
  2. Create a new pedestrian crossing from the station to the east side of Quarry Hill Road
  3. Install traffic controls at the Quarry Hill Road / Waterloo Road junction
  4. Extend and improve the existing bus stop on West Side of Quarry Hill Road (outside Lidl)
  5. Extend and improve the existing bus stop on East Side of Quarry Hill Road (outside Quarry Hill Parade)

More information can be found in the Consultation Booklet available to download from the 'Consultation documents' section below.

There will be four consultation drop-in events where members of the team will be available to answer questions.

These events are being held in the Council Chamber at Tonbridge Castle on:

  • Saturday 12 November,     11am - 3pm
  • Saturday 19 November,     11am - 3pm
  • Thursday 24 November,     2pm - 7pm
  • Monday 28 November,        3pm - 8pm

The Exhibition Boards and Frequently Asked Questions document are available to download below.

We have carried out an initial Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) on the proposals to identify how people may be impacted. The EqIA is available to download below. 


Have your say

The proposals are still at an early stage of development and your feedback is essential to help us shape the final detailed design. Whether you support the proposals or have concerns, we want to hear your views.

The consultation runs for six weeks until Sunday 11th December. 

You can provide your views by completing the questionnaire which is available via the link under 'Respond to the Consultation' below.

We have also created an Online 'Sticky World' Forum where you can add comments to the proposal plans and see what other people are saying.  Click here to access the website.


Next steps 

We will feedback on the results of the consultation in early 2017. The responses will be used to finalise the outline design. If this design gains the support of the Tonbridge JTB and the approval of KCC’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, then work will commence to draw up a detailed design. 

The construction work will not take place until 2018/19 when the majority of the funding is available. 


Alternative formats

If you require any of the consultation documents in an alternative format or language please email or call 03000 421553 (text relay service number 18001 03000 421553). This number goes to an answering machine, which is monitored during office hours. 

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    31 Oct 2016 at 09:00
  • Closed
    11 Dec 2016 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    08 Mar 2017


Consulting Organisation Type
  • Kent County Council
  • District or Borough council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Tonbridge & Malling
Consultation Topic
  • General interest
  • Traffic, transport and roads
Consultation Methods
  • Online survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Other survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Stakeholder event
  • Other
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