Revised concept drawings with ideas on re-modelling Tenterden High Street have taken a step forward when the Town Council meeting on Monday, 14 December agreed to seek the views of Kent County Council, as the highways authority. Views will also be sought from other key stakeholders before possibly staging a public exhibition of the concepts in April/May 2021, where the images will be released.
The High Street Regeneration sub-committee have discussed a range of ideas to help bring additional visitors to the town and improve traffic safety.
Cllr Sue Ferguson had suggested that the High Street should be reimagined in terms of café culture and applauded the idea of more tree planting.
Cllr Mike Carter felt the High Street needed to be safer for pedestrians, particularly for the elderly, with wider pavements and more zebra crossings.
The council also approved the progressing of the proposal that Bridewell Lane and Highbury Lane should become a one-way system, in conjunction with an Automatic Number Plate Recognition system at the Bridewell Lane car park.