High Weald

cornford lane tw traffic jamA community group are campaigning to raise awareness of the damaging volume of traffic using Cornford Lane, an archetypal narrow Kentish country lane within the High Weald AONB. The sunken lane, which acts as a rat run between Pembury and Tunbridge Wells, is part of a network of historic roads and tracks that give the High Weald its distinctive character. The Friends of Cornford Lane community group are claiming that the lane has become dangerous for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and motorists and the dramatic increase in traffic is threatening its ancient hedgerows, trees, ditches and verges. 

The consultation by Kent County Council Highways on traffic options for the Lane has now closed (24th March 2014)

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