Stop The Road - Access to Hastings Study (Multi-Modal-Study)
Combined meeting of; Tunbridge Wells Friends of the Earth (TW FoE), Transport Action Group (TAG), and Stop The Road (A21).
To be held upstairs room at; The Rose & Crown Public House, Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells. At 7:30pm 10 December 1999
If you were contacted and agreed to be nominated to be on the reference group for the Multi-Modal Study Access to Hastings, thank you. The purpose of this meeting we propose is to discuss how best to present our views, and to be represented on the reference group. We have included a contact address over page please write to express/reinforce your interest in the reference group for the Access to Hastings Study. We would like the meeting to consider merging Stop The Road with another group such as TAG, or Tunbridge Wells FoE. This Multi-modal study has been initiated by the Government Office for the South East (GOSE). The Area of the study is from Pevensey, Rye and up to M25/A21 junction. Many road schemes have been referred to this study including the 6 lane section of trunk road at Castle Hill. The Lamberhurst by-pass trunking has not been included, and presumably might be built even if the A21 south of Tonbridge were to be de-trunked. Unlike the former road schemes pursued by the Department of Transport this study is very broad. It includes walking, cycling, public transport, effect of options considered on communities, and the severance of communities by roads for example. The steering group includes a Transport 2000 representative, and many local councils, but no wildlife interests. We have written to GOSE pointing out that Kent Wildlife Trust should be included on the steering group because the inspector at the public inquiry into the A21 at Castle Hill in 1993 made an issue of this organisations importance. The steering group is in place. Consultants Steer Davis Gleave/WS Atkins/Lewyn Davis have been selected, and the study has started. East Sussex Transport 2000 have asked that GOSE contact contributors to the various inquires and they be invited to join the reference group. The outcome recommended by the consultants could discount options considered initially. Hopefully it will make recommendations about policy to government, more in line with your opinion. Watch out for a number of local public meetings on this study, one is being arranged in Pembury by the consultants. Val Catt Andrew Lohmann PTO.
The contact address we referred to is:-
Mr G Hanson, Project Manager for The Access to Hastings Study, Government Office for the South East, Bridge House, 1 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, GU1 4GA.
Other Contacts:- Chris Sherman, Co-ordinator Tunbridge Wells Friends of the Earth, 15 Warwick Road, Tel. 529379
Sarah Newman, Transport Action Group (TAG), 1 Beechwood Cottages, Holes Hall Road, Hawkenbury. Tel. 542332, Fax:519190 URL: http://www.gn.apc.org/twfabians/tag.html
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