People are fed up of sitting in traffic at Brenley Corner. This local bottleneck is long overdue investment as local residents know all too well.
This is something I put to the Roads Minister when we met again recently. On Wednesday 30 November, I joined other Kent MPs for a roundtable meeting with Roads Minister, Baroness Vere.
I stressed Brenley Corner’s strategic importance linking the Channel ports with the rest of the country, as well as the need to improve daily journeys for local residents.
Having secured funding to develop a plan to improve the junction, we now need to make it a reality. I’m working with National Highways to make sure we have a watertight case for investment and a plan that local people can support.
I’ll be meeting the Brenley Corner project team later this month for the first of a series of meetings to keep track of progress.
Brenley Corner can be a nightmare at the best of times, and the development planned around Faversham could make this even worse. This is something I’ve stressed again in my submission to the latest consultation on Swale’s Local Plan.
Regardless of the Local Plan proposals, I’ll continue to do everything I can to fix the problems with this junction once and for all.