Friends of Cornford Lane
Friends of Cornford Lane

The Solution

 We contend that only a 'No Through Road' would achieve the objectives of safety, and prevention of futher damage and ongoing maintenance costs.

 

But more than that, this solution would additionally provide a huge positive benefit;  the creation of a recreational amenity for all - see 'Creating a Safe Place for Everyone' or click here.

Below is a table of the issues that need to be addressed in Cornford Lane, together with a weighting 'score' of how effective each proposed option would be in resolving each issue.

Scheme                      Weighting

A - No Through Road           2 - Fully Effective

B - Traffic Lights                  1 - Partially Effective

C - One-Way System            0 - Ineffective

D - Traffic Calming

E - Do Nothing

 

A

B

C

D

E

Air quality reduction

2

0

0

0

0

AONB destruction

2

0

1

0

0

Bank subsidence

2

0

1

0

0

Cost of scheme

1

0

0

0

2

Cycling safety

2

0

0

0

0

Disable access safety

2

0

0

0

0

Drainage damage

2

0

1

0

0

Effective into the future

2

0

0

0

0

Emergency access

2

0

0

0

0

Enforcability

2

1

1

0

0

Equestrian safety

2

0

0

0

0

Farm Vehicle Access

2

0

0

0

0

Fauna destruction

2

0

1

0

0

Flora destruction

2

0

1

0

0

Use by HGV's

2

0

0

0

0

Hedge destruction

2

0

1

0

0

Noise pollution

2

0

0

0

0

Pedestrian safety

2

0

0

0

0

Pepenbury safety

2

0

0

0

0

Land lost to tarmac

2

0

1

0

0

Property damage

2

0

1

0

0

Property subsidence

2

0

1

0

0

Residents' car damage

2

0

0

0

0

Access to homes

2

0

1

0

0

Road subsidence

2

0

1

0

0

Speed of vehicles

2

1

0

0

0

Traffic gridlocks

2

0

1

0

0

Vehicle accidents

2

1

1

0

0

Vehicle numbers

2

1

0

0

0

Vehicles over 6' 6" use

2

0

0

0

0

Verge destruction

2

0

1

0

0

Walkers/riders deterred

2

0

0

0

0

Waste tipping and litter

2

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

65

4

15

0

2

As the scoring totals show, only a No Through Road will have any major impact on the problems in Cornford Lane and will:

  • Remove all safety issues
  • Prevent future damage to road surface & banks
  • Prevent future expenditure on repairs
  • Prevent gridlocks
  • Create a new amenity for Tunbridge Wells
  • Be self-enforcing
  • Protect and enhance the environment now and in the future

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