Update 21 June 2018
Further to the consultation, works will begin on 25 July 2018 to renovate roads and footpaths around Tonbridge station.

Works will continue until autumn 2018 and the most disruptive work will be finished by the end of the school summer holidays.

Find out more and keep updated at kent.gov.

Update 20 March 2018

On Monday 12th March the Tonbridge Joint Transportation Board (JTB) reviewed the results and recommended that the design be amended to retain the short stay drop off spaces outside the front of the station as the responses showed that many did not wish to see the short stay drop off spaces moved to accommodate a bus stop.

Mike Whiting, KCC Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste, will consider this recommendation before making a final decision.

It is intended that the construction will begin in the Summer 2018 to coincide with the summer holidays in order to reduce disruption where possible. Further progress updates will be provided throughout, via the consultation page and local media outlets.

The detailed designs will be available to view on the consultation page from June 2018.

Update 6 March 2018

Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation on the latest proposals for Improving Access to Tonbridge station.  We consulted from 16th January until 12th February 2018 and received a total of 203 responses.  The full Consultation Report summarising the results of the consultation is now available to download from the ‘Summary of Results’ section below.

On Monday 12th March the Tonbridge Joint Transportation Board (JTB) will review the results and make a recommendation as to how best to proceed to the KCC Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste, Mike Whiting who will make a final decision.

If approved, detailed design work would begin and be published on this site, with construction starting in summer 2018.


Original Consultation Text


In December 2016, Kent County Council (KCC) carried out a consultation on a design to improve access to Tonbridge Station. We have used the feedback from this consultation to revise the design on which we are now seeking your views.

Tonbridge station is the busiest station in Kent with over 4.4 million customers expected to have used the station in 2016/17.

Working with Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, Network Rail and Southeastern, KCC aims to improve the space available for customers at the station, provide more room for pedestrian movements, encourage further take up of sustainable transport and to link the design to the recently improved High Street.

This scheme will be using funds secured from the Local Growth Fund of £500,000 allocated by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership.


What information do you need before responding to the consultation?

We recommend that you view the consultation booklet before responding to this questionnaire.  

Alternatively, there will be two consultation drop-in events where members of the team will be available to answer questions. These events are being held in the Council Chamber at Tonbridge Castle on:

  • Saturday 27 January, 11am - 2pm
  • Thursday 8 February, 3pm - 7pm

We have published a copy of our draft Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) for you to read and make comments on via the consultation questionnaire.

All documents can be downloaded from the Consultation Documents below.


Have Your Say

We would like your views on these scheme proposals to enable us to create a detailed design that meets the needs of local residents, businesses and visitors to the area.

Please let us know your thoughts by completing the online questionnaire (via the 'Respond to this Consultation' section).

We have also created an Online Forum (virtual interactive exhibition) where you can a look at the proposals and comment directly on the plans.  Click here to access the website.


Alternative Formats and Hard Copies

To request hard copies of any of the consultation documents, or for any other formats, 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
    16 Jan 2018 at 09:00
  • Closed
    12 Feb 2018 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    06 Mar 2018


Consulting Organisation Type
  • Kent County Council
  • District or Borough council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Tonbridge & Malling
Consultation Topic
  • General interest
  • Traffic, transport and roads
Consultation Methods
  • Online survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Other survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Stakeholder event
Contact Details

Email: tonbridgestation@kent.gov.uk