Local Pinch Point Fund

In 2012 the government created the Local Pinch Point Fund. This was a new funding opportunity aimed at tackling congestion points on the local transport network which act as a barriers to growth.

We applied for this funding and submitted 3 transport schemes:

  • M20 Junction 4 Eastern Overbridge Widening (West Malling)
  • North Farm Improvements (Tunbridge Wells)
  • Westwood Relief Strategy (Thanet)

The North Farm Improvements (Longfield Road) bid for £3.5 million and Westwood Relief Strategy (Poorhole Lane) for £1.56 million were successful.

The Council is now working with local businesses, stakeholders and public towards the delivery of these schemes by May 2015.