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Every morning during the rush-hour there are long delays on the A26, through Wateringbury and Teston - not so much caused by traffic entering Maidstone, but by vehicles going out of town towards Paddock Wood, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.
The queues frequently stretch from the Wateringbury traffic lights at the crossroads with Bow Road and Red Hill, all the way back to South Lodge in Teston.
Villagers fear the problem will only worsen if proposed developments on Hermitage Lane are allowed to go ahead. There are currently applications in for three sites totaling around 800 homes. The recognised national standard is that on average there are six vehicles movements to a home each day, so that’s a potential 2,400 extra vehicle movements daily along Hermitage Lane.
“We already have massive congestion almost every day between about 7am and 9am and the air quality suffers as a result.”
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