We are currently working on a number of environmentally-friendly walking, wheeling and cycle schemes across the District.
The proposed routes will provide people on foot, wheelers (people on scooters, parents with prams and wheelchair users) and riders with safe routes in towns and between some towns and villages.
Otford to Sevenoaks via Seal
We are at the early stages of developing a walking, wheeling and cycling route linking Otford to Sevenoaks via Seal.
We recently held a drop-in consultation session in Seal Village Hall on Wednesday 27 September.
The proposed route could include significant improvements along the A25.
Otford to Sevenoaks
You can come and talk to us and share your views and ideas for a walking, wheeling and cycling route linking Otford to Sevenoaks at a drop-in session in:
- The Luggage Room at Bat & Ball Station, 1pm to 7pm on Friday 13 October.
We have secured £184,000 from Active Travel England to develop detailed designs for this route and we have appointed transport experts Phil Jones Associates to carry out a feasibility study and outline route designs.
Your views and local knowledge would help inform and shape the project at this early stage.
The proposed route could include significant improvements to the A225 and the busy Bat and Ball junction.
The final proposal will be submitted to Active Travel England as part of a bid to secure funding for construction of the route
We have appointed cycling and walking experts Sustrans to help develop a new Walking and Cycling plan in Swanley.
In June 2023, Sustrans ran a consultation at White Oak Leisure Centre and an online consultation in July to gather views on possible routes and to understand what deters people from cycling and walking.
Sustrans have now drafted a plan that will be used to bid for Government funding to build new walking and cycling routes in the town and we want your thoughts on it.
Sevenoaks town East to West route
In June and July 2023, we asked the community for their views on our detailed plans for a route linking Wildernesse in the east to Riverhead in the west of Sevenoaks.
The public were asked for their thoughts on specific sections of the route and if they supported the proposal. We received almost 500 responses and we are refining the scheme in light of the comments.
A summary of the consultation responses and the recommended options were presented to the Sevenoaks Joint Transportation Board on 18 September 2023.
We have already secured £1.2 million from Government for the construction of the route. Construction could begin in early 2024 with the route opening later that year.