PARISH COUNCIL POSITION STATEMENT
The statement below was presented to Borough Green Parish Council and adopted unanimously
BOROUGH GREEN PARISH COUNCIL
Borough Green and St Mary Platt Bypass
Revised Position Statement,
Borough Green Parish Council welcomes and actively encourages the proper provision of means to make a full and permanent reduction in traffic volume and speed through the village of Borough Green (and neighbouring villages) along the A25 and A227.
As an indication of its own commitment, The Parish Council:
1. Continues to support the construction of a Borough Green and St Mary Platt Bypass provided that:
a) It is achieved with public funding, contrary to the position of the Kent and Medway Structure Plan 2006, Policy TP8.
b) It follows the safeguarded line and outline design of the Borough Green and St Mary Platt Bypass as defined in previous planning proposals by KCC.
2. Supports the provision of East Facing Slip-roads at Junction 5 of the M25, as defined in the Kent and Medway Structure Plan 2006, Policy TP6.
3. Supports the downgrading of the A25 from its current status of Primary Trunk Route along with any subsequent traffic restriction and calming measures that this will allow.
4. Supports the downgrading of the A227 to B road status through the village of Borough Green, along with any subsequent traffic restriction and calming measures that this will allow.
This position has been adopted by the current Parish Council, and have formally appointed members of the PC to serve on the J5 Slips Executive Committee.