Update August 2018

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Princes Road, Dartford (A296) Proposed Cycle Path consultation.

Feedback from the consultation has been considered by officers at Kent County Council and Dartford Borough Council, and has been used to inform the finalisation of the proposal.

The decision made is to proceed and implementation is now being planned. The scheme build is likely to start in Spring 2019 and we will continue to liaise with all local businesses and residents to ensure that construction minimises any disruption.

The Consultation Report is available to download from the ‘Summary of Results’ section below. 


Kent County Council (KCC) is proposing to create a 900m shared use pedestrian and cycle path along the section of Princes Road to the East of M25 Junction 1b.

This would be constructed through widening the existing northern footway between the Princes Road Interchange Roundabout and the Peanut Roundabout. This has been identified as a suitable route because the existing cycle route (that forms part of National Cycle Route 1) takes a continuous path around the housing estate to the south of Princes Road. Therefore, the new path will provide a more direct route for cyclists travelling in the area.

KCC has secured funding from the Local Growth Fund, allocated by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, towards Integrated Door-to-Door Services in Kent Thameside for this project. In addition, a Section 106 funding contribution is also available.

The consultation leaflet provides further information on the proposals.

We have also published a copy of our draft Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) for you to read.

All documents can be downloaded from the Consultation Documents below.

Have your say

We want to hear your views. This consultation will run from Monday 30 April to Sunday 10 June 2018.

Information can be downloaded from the consultation document section below.

If you wish to respond to this consultation you can contact us by email dartfordconsultations@kent.gov.uk or in writing to: Dartford Highways Consultations, Transport Innovations, 1st Floor Invicta House, County Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XX.

Alternative formats and hard copies

If you require any of the consultation material in an alternative format or language please email alternativeformats@kent.gov.uk or call 03000 421553 (text relay service number: 18001 03000 421553). This number goes to an answering machine, which is monitored during office hours.


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This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    30 Apr 2018 at 09:00
  • Closed
    10 Jun 2018 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    08 Aug 2018


Consulting Organisation Type Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation Dartford
Consultation Topic Traffic, transport and roads
Consultation Methods Open responses (e.g. letters and email)
Contact Details

Email: dartfordconsultations@kent.gov.uk

Or write to: Dartford Highways Consultations, Transport Innovations, 1st Floor Invicta House, County Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XX.