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Developers accuse green campaigner of hypocrisy

The man behind a huge housing development has accused a green campaigner who opposed the scheme of hypocrisy after learning she runs a freight firm.


Government silent on what plans it has to prevent post-Brexit gridlock in county

Operation Stack between Junction 9 and 10 of the M20. Picture: Gary Browne

Department for Transport refuses to disclose what measures will be needed to stop gridlock in Kent


£4.5m plans approved despite spiritual retreat fears

The plans were approved this week

Bosses at a pottery company have had multi-million pound plans for a new warehouse approved - despite fears over the impact on a spiritual retreat.


Upgraded section of A21 to open

Motorists should benefit from quicker journeys on part of the A21

A major project to turn a busy route into a dual carriageway has been completed.


Problem roundabout upgrade is 'short-sighted'

Highways England's proposal for an upgrade Stockbury roundabout

Plans for a £100 million upgrade of a notoriously busy junction have been described as “short-sighted in the extreme”.


Warning Kent's roads 'heading for chaos'

Could could face "traffic chaos" if the government fails to reach a customs checks deal before Brexit

A deal must be reached about customs checks on both sides of the channel before Brexit to prevent a chaotic situation on our roads, says a politician.


'Cheapskate' attempt to dredge sands

The Goodwin Sands. Picture: Ian Goodban

An MP has condemned plans to dig up iconic offshore sands to make way for a major port redevelopment.


River services to ferry Londoners to resort

Developers hope the resort will be open - without the Paramount branding - in 2023

Theme park developers have signed an agreement with operators of river services up the Thames to carry passengers between London and the site in Kent.


Decision finally due on new motorway junction

The junction 10 roundabout in Ashford. Picture: Ady Kerry

Transport bosses are set to finally decide on plans for a new motorway junction in Kent - about a decade after the proposals were first mooted.


Good news for train passengers

Southeastern is adding 68 carriages to its London-bound trains

Dozens of extra carriages are being added to peak-time London trains as part of attempts to improve the experience for commuters.


Smart motorway plans on display

Consultations about turning part of the M20 into a smart motorway open today. Stock picture

Public exhibitions are being held to display plans to turn part of the M20 into a smart motorway.


Brexit 'could lead to French Op Stack'

Scenes at Ashford like this were all too regular last year during the Operation Stack chaos. Picture: Andy Clark

Kent could be gridlocked by a French version of Operation Stack if customs checks aren't arranged before Brexit, a senior government official claims.


High speed trains' economic impact revealed

HS1 launched a decade ago

The amount of money high speed rail services have added to the Kent economy has been uncovered in a study to mark the trains' 10 year anniversary.


Firms could be asked to pay for lights at 'death trap' junction

Vehicles turning out of Barrey Road onto the A2070 dual carriageway

Council chiefs struggling to find £270,000 to pay for new traffic lights on a notorious junction could ask businesses and developers to help fund it.


Businesses "crying out" for certainty over Brexit

Port of Dover chief executive Tim Waggott

More investment is needed in Kent's road network ahead of Brexit, says a prominent port boss.

Boat service into London launches

All aboard the new boat service to London

Commuters are swapping wheels for water as a new boat service from Kent into London launches today for a trial period.


£30m dual carriageway plan faces public inquiry

An artist's impression of the new Chart Road. Picture courtesy of KCC Highways

A public inquiry will be held into a major multi-million pounds dual carriageway plan for a town centre.


Plans for problem roundabout revealed

The Stockbury Roundabout

A notoriously busy junction is to get a £100 million upgrade to reduce congestion, improve journey times and boost economic growth.


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