Faversham Liberal Democrats present petition to Swale Borough Council, Kent County Council and the Secretary of State for Transport.
A petition created by Faversham Liberal Democrats calling for a bypass of the A2 at Ospringe has been submitted to Swale Borough Council, Kent County Council and the Department for Transport. The petition, which attracted over 900 supporters, calls for the building of a bypass to become council and government policy, for developments south of the A2 to include sections of the bypass within them and for funds to be allocated to plan, design and build the bypass.
Liberal Democrat Campaigner Ben J Martin said "We're delighted by the level of support for a bypass. Ospringe Street was never designed to cope with modern traffic, the road narrows making it difficult for lorries to pass each other, with some having to mount the curb, combined with the dangerously high levels of Nitrogen Dioxide and the general traffic congestion its clear that there is a need for a bypass. For decades residents and school children have had to contend with congestion and poor air quality with little to no action by local and central Government. We think 4 decades of failure is too long."
Eddie Thomas said “The submiting of the petition does not mark the end of our campaign, we will continue to put pressure on all levels of government to deliver an Ospringe bypass and improve the quality of life for residents. 4 decades of failure is too long, We demand Better.”