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July 2014

BAM Nuttall are to divert the existing bridleway MR10 and footpath which currently runs along Hall Road through to Old Church Road. This Temporary Traffic Regulation Order has been approved by KCC Public Rights of Way and will take effect from 10 August 2014 until 4 February 2015.The diversion is necessary to keep public away from the construction working areas for obvious health & safety reasons. The temporary route will be well signposted.

Latest News - 13 May 2014

Green light for Peters Village and new Medway crossing

Work to provide the £50 million new Medway Valley Crossing and Peters Village housing development near Wouldham starts later this month. The investment includes £19.5 million from the Government's Local Infrastructure Fund administered by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

The development represents a significant investment in Kent's infrastructure, including a new stretch of road, a road bridge and a rail bridge over the River Medway to link the A228 on the west bank to the proposed Peters Village site on the east bank. It will also provide up to 1,000 new homes at Peters Village - at least a quarter being affordable homes.

The extensive highway improvements will significantly improve access to both sides of the River Medway, bringing both local communities access to wider benefits such as employment opportunities, schools, shopping, recreation and housing

Trenport (Peters Village) Ltd. will oversee the development and delivery of the whole project, which is due for completion around 2022, and has named BAM Nuttall as the project's main contractor. The heart of the scheme is the former Peters Lime and Cement Works, once one of the largest chalk quarrying operations in the area. At its peak, it employed 1,000 people and operated 80 barges.

After it fell into disuse, Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council's Local Plan identified the works as a brownfield site ideal for residential development. Trenport's proposals for the new village and bridge were approved in 2006, only to be postponed by the dramatic economic downturn.

Trenport Director Chris Hall said: "We are delighted to be able to move forward with this ambitious and imaginative project, which will transform a once industrialised, yet important part of the Medway Valley. We have been sensitive and responsible custodians of the land in the meantime, but the moment is now right for the area to fulfill its promise."

Heather Stoner, Area Manager for the HCA in Tonbridge and Malling said: "The Government funding is the cash injection this project needs. It's an important development which will not only provide the necessary infrastructure, but also homes and access to more opportunities through a better crossing over the river Medway. We look forward to seeing progress."

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Peters Village

After several years of planning and public consultation, Trenport achieved planning approval in May 2006 for a new village near Wouldham in Kent, and a new bridge across the River Medway. Trenport is committed to ensuring that the new project is a model of sustainable development.
 

This means providing, amongst other things, community facilities that reduce the need for journeys by car by providing a high quality environment for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians and improved bus services.

The Local Plan

The site has been identified since the mid 1990's as suitable for residential development. It is allocated as such within Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council's Local Plan. It is also identified for residential development within Kent County Council's Structure Plan.

The planning process

The submission of the planning applications for the village and the bridge followed a long period of study of the site and surrounding area. The study looked at environmental issues such as ecology, landscape, transport and land contamination. Outline planning approval for the construction of a new village of 1,000 residential units was granted by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Detailed planning permission was required for the new bridge, and it was granted jointly by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council and Medway Council in May 2006, as the new bridge crosses the boundaries of the two local authorities.   Master Plan
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A sustainable development

The village is illustrated on the master plan above. The net area of development is approximately 35.05 hectares (86.61 acres) of which 11.1 hectares (27.3 acres) is set aside as public open space. The new village will include:-
  • Regrading of the site with four development areas: one alongside the river (old Peters Works site), and three within the former quarry. Acceptable gradients will be created and the site will be protected from flooding.
  • 1,000 homes of varying sizes and tenures, including affordable housing for local people.
  • Development within the village centre next to the river will include buildings to a maximum of 4/5 storeys high. Those on the lower platform in the quarry and along Hall Road will be 2/ 2 � storeys high with the occasional 'landmark' building at 3/4 storeys. Those on the middle and upper quarry platforms will be up to 2 � storeys high.
  • New primary school
  • Local centre next to the river including: community centre, police post, medical centre, ambulance post, shop, public house and employment units.
  • New areas of open space and playing fields.
  • A new riverside walk
  • Protection and management of the Peters Pit nature reserve.
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