Local Growth Fund projects

The government Growth Deal provides money to the South East Local Enterprise Partnership for projects which drive Kent’s economic and business growth.

We have received money for the following projects, listed by district.

  • A28 Sturry Road Integrated Transport Package, Canterbury - a bus lane improvement scheme is being developed with Canterbury City Council.
  • Sturry Link Road - This proposed scheme aims to reduce traffic through the centre of Sturry, relieve congestion at the Sturry level crossing and cater for extra traffic from new housing.
  • Dartford Town Centre improvements - This scheme will see the improvement of the layout of Market Street (A226) and the Hythe Street/Westgate Street Junction, including a new marketplace and better links through to the High Street and the station.
  • St Clements Way, Greenhithe Improvement Scheme - This scheme will increase the size and capacity of the St Clements Way/London Road roundabout and provide new bus lanes to reduce congestion.
  • Kent Thameside Local Sustainable Transport (integrated door-to-door journeys) - to improve walking and cycling facilities in and around bus and train stations in Dartford and Gravesham, as well as improving the Fastrack service to reduce the reliance on cars.
  • Dover Western Docks Revival - Two roundabout junctions (Prince of Wales and York Street) on the A20 adjacent to the Western Docks were remodelled to improve the flow of traffic along the A20 and in and out of the docks. The works were completed in April 2017.
  • Middle Deal transport improvements - A new link road is planned between Albert Road to the east of Deal and Southwall Road to the west, forming a spine road for the new development to the west of Albert Road.
  • Kent Thameside Local Sustainable Transport (integrated door-to-door journeys) - to improve walking and cycling facilities in and around bus and train stations in Dartford and Gravesham, as well as improving the Fastrack service to reduce the reliance on cars.
  • Rathmore Road Link, Gravesend - This scheme will see Rathmore Road become two-way and additional road and junction improvements made so that the town’s railway station is integrated with the rest of the town centre.
  • West Kent Local Sustainable Transport (cutting congestion) - A package of schemes and initiatives to allow people to transfer between different types of transport, making sustainable transport a real alternative to the private car in Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and Malling.
  • Maidstone Bridges Improvement Scheme - This scheme has seen the construction of two additional northbound lanes on the eastern side of the River Medway, with new junctions controlled by traffic signals. Additional works will also improve nearby pedestrian areas.
  • West Kent Local Sustainable Transport (cutting congestion) - A package of schemes and initiatives to allow people to transfer between different types of transport, making sustainable transport a real alternative to the private car in Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and Malling.
  • Maidstone sustainable access to employment areas
  • Maidstone Integrated Transport - A package of traffic infrastructure schemes at congestion hotspots that aim to improve journey time reliability to support the delivery of significant housing and employment growth in Maidstone.
  • West Kent Local Sustainable Transport (cutting congestion) - A package of schemes and initiatives to allow people to transfer between different types of transport, making sustainable transport a real alternative to the private car in Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and Malling.
  • Sittingbourne Town Centre Regeneration - This scheme will see significant improvements to the road network in Sittingbourne. This will allow the first phase of a 10 year major redevelopment scheme to start that includes a new cinema, retail units and restaurants.
  • A2500 Lower Road, Isle of Sheppey - This scheme will see the existing signal-controlled junction of A2500 Lower Road and Barton Hill Drive replaced by a roundabout.
  • Thanet Parkway - This scheme is will see the building of a new ‘parkway’ railway station in Thanet, located on the Ashford International to Ramsgate line, and just to the west of the village of Cliffsend.
  • M20 Junction 4 Eastern Overbridge Widening, West Malling - The eastern bridge over the M20 Junction 4  (West Malling) was widened to provide an extra traffic lane, increasing the road from 2 to 3 lanes. The works were completed in March 2017.
  • Tonbridge Town Centre Regeneration - This scheme delivered a more attractive shopping area for Tonbridge, and involved widening high street pavements, improving street signs and installing a new cycle lane. The works were completed in 2016.
  • West Kent Local Sustainable Transport (cutting congestion) - A package of schemes and initiatives to allow people to transfer between different types of transport, making sustainable transport a real alternative to the private car in Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and Malling.
  • Tunbridge Wells Junction Improvements (A26 London Road/Speldhurst Road/Yew Tree Road) - Phase 1 included traffic signal improvement at the junction of A26 London Road/Speldhurst Road/Yew tree Road. Phase 2 includes improvements to cycle infrastructure on the A26 between its junctions with Grosvenor Rd, Tunbridge Wells and Brook St, Tonbridge and bringing these together to establish a single, consistent, cycle route between the two towns to follow.
  • West Kent Local Sustainable Transport (cutting congestion) - A package of schemes and initiatives to allow people to transfer between different types of transport, making sustainable transport a real alternative to the private car in Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and Malling.

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The government Growth Deal provides money to the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, funding projects which drive Kent’s economic and business growth.