Your say over Webster Way bollards wrangle

Contributed by editor on Jan 12, 2006 - 01:07 PM



The bollards in Webster Way can be removed after the new relief road through Hawkinge is built.

Shepway District Council Interim Development Control Manager, Lisette Patching has written to the parish council explaining the position regarding the controversial bollards.

She explains that outline planning permission of the remainder of the airfield site and land north of Barnhurst Lane was subject to a legal agreement which required a relief road to be built around the village. The agreement also required that three months after the completion of the road, the obstruction in Webster Way would have to be removed unless otherwise agreed with the district council.

Lisette Patching goes on the say: "However, there are many local residents who do not want these bollards removed. An undertaking has therefore been given to carry out a public consultation exercise before a decision is taken on whether the agreement will be enforced."

Parish councillors at their monthly meeting last night (11 January), want to ensure that the public consultation would involve all villagers and not just those in the Webster Way area. They are passing their views back to the district council.

Tell the Gazette what do you think?

Is it necessary to remove the bollards?
Would this ease traffic congestion?
Is Webster Way a suitable road for through traffic?

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