Consultation Feedback

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Sandwich Consultation from July 2 – 31st 2016. The results have been analysed and a Consultation Report is available to view or download from the 'Summary of Results' section below.

The Consultation Report has been passed on to Rummey Design who have used it to inform their Final Report & Masterplan. This has been presented to Sandwich Town Council who formally accepted it on the 22nd August 2016.

The Final Report & Masterplan explains the process that Rummey Design have undertaken and provides a series of conceptual recommendations that can be looked at in more detail going forward.  A copy of this report is also available to download below in four parts. 

All proposals will require funding and it is planned for the first bid to be submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in November 2016. This will focus on the Guildhall building and surrounding area. If the funding bid is successful, as with any other bid going forward, a detailed design would be drawn up and this will be consulted on with the public to determine a final design.

The Toll Bridge

The consultation process showed support in principle for the majority of the proposals put forward by Rummey Design. However, one option to potentially close the Toll Bridge to vehicles received overwhelmingly negative feedback. Therefore Rummey Design decided not to proceed with this option in their Final Report & Masterplan.

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Original Consultation Text

A modern look at a historic town

Introduction

Kent County Council (KCC) and Sandwich Town Council (STC) appointed Rummey Design to consider how the public realm, transport, and general wider issues could contribute to a strategy that could bring in a number of potential funding bids. The study aims to connect the town within the walls with the town to the south and other parts and to help 'civilise' traffic issues which many residents are concerned about. Funding options are being explored to ease some of the pedestrian and traffic conflict areas, to improve the difficult areas such as around the Barbican, and to explore how Dover District Council’s strategic proposals for the parks in Sandwich work closely with this study. 

Over the last few months we have been gathering feedback from residents, businesses, groups and visitors. This has included walkabouts and workshops with representatives from community organisations, an online discussion forum, which was viewed over 1,000 times and received 475 comments, while the infants’ school produced their own town map on what they’d like to see.

 

Have Your Say

We have now launched a public consultation, which will run from 2nd July until 31st July 2016.

The proposals will be available to view and comment on in the foyer of Guildhall (in the Cattle Market) during normal opening hours throughout the consultation period.

You can view the information on display at the exhibition by clicking here: Exhibition Boards.

A Frequently Asked Questions document answering questions raised during the exhibition days is available to download from the 'Consultation Documents' section below.

There will be two days where Rummey Design will attend to answer any questions, these are on Saturday 2nd July and Thursday 14th July from 10am – 2pm.

To tell us your views please take part in the online questionnaire or fill in a hard copy available from the Town Council.

Hard copies or alternative formats of any of the consultation material can be requested via email alternativeformats@kent.gov.uk or telephone 03000 421553 (text relay service 18001 03000 421553).  This number goes to an answer machine, which is monitored during office hours.

This consultation has now closed.

Timeline

  • Opened
    1 Jul 2016 at 00:00
  • Closed
    31 Jul 2016 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    07 Sep 2016

Summary of Results

Documents

Details

Consulting Organisation Type Kent County Council, District or Borough council, Parish Council, Other
Consulting Organisation Name Rummey Design on behalf of Kent County Council, Dover District Council and Sandwich Town Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation Dover
Consultation Topic General interest, Regeneration and economic development, Traffic, transport and roads
Consultation Methods Online survey / questionnaire / forms, Other survey / questionnaire / forms, Stakeholder event
Contact Details

Tim Middleton, Principle Transport Planner, KCC

Email: tim.middleton@kent.gov.uk

Post: 1st Floor Invicta House, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XX.