BOROUGH GREEN & PLATT (& WROTHAM) TRAFFIC PLAN
In 2007 the Celcon Factory application failed, and with it went the last hope of funding for the Borough Green & Platt Bypass. BG-TAG decided that day to waste no further time pursuing the Bypass, and started the
J5-Slips campaign, which in the following years went from strength to strength, in particular because it had support from ALL the local Parishes.
Shortly after this Paul Carter courageously attended a Public Meeting in Borough Green and pledged to fund a new Planning Application for the Bypass, but we have been continuously pressing for that money to be spent here in the villages for traffic measures, and drafted the 9 Point Plan of traffic wishes.
In the past few years as a result of a continuous campaign, particularly by one resident (Well Done Jo) , Michael Heath at Kent Highways commissioned a Speed Survey with horrendous results. The national average speed above 30mph limits is 34mph, in BG and Platt it is just under 40mph.
The report begins with a Map of Existing Roads , and then a map of Proposed New Road Layouts and new traffic measures, including fine detail on the A25 for Askew Bridge near Ingleborough Lane, Minters Orchard and Brockway .
This is still just a draft report for consultation, and there are lots of little issues to discuss, but I believe it has some really innovative and counter-intuitive ideas, and I think it is an excellent first step.