A21 Sevenoaks Road safety improvement scheme

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Image showing cars and cyclists on A21 Sevenoaks RoadUpdate 16 February 2024

This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who responded. We are analysing your feedback and will report back shortly.

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In May 2023 we made some emergency changes to the A21 at its junction with Sevenoaks Road. We have now reviewed the changes and want to hear your thoughts about a new set of proposals.

On this page you can read what is proposed and how you can have your say.

You have until  Thursday 15 February 2024  to give us your feedback.


Our new proposals for the junction

Background

Information to help you respond

Equalities Impact Assessment

Tell us your views

What happens next



Our new proposals for the junction

In summary, we propose to:

  • To reduce the speed limit from 50mph to 40mph

  • Reinstate the banned right turn on the eastbound A21, but to control it with new traffic signals

  • Keep the westbound traffic at one lane, reduced from two

We have also produced a map to illustrate these changes.



Background

In May 2023 we made some emergency changes to the A21 at its junction with Sevenoaks Road (commonly known as London Road) to make it safer for all road users. Specifically, the changes we made were:

  • Banning the right-hand turning movement from the A21 into Sevenoaks Road
  • Moving the ‘merge point’ for traffic further east and reducing the eastbound lane of A21 Sevenoaks Road down to a single lane. We did so to help road users be more visible to one another

We made these changes because over the last three years or so, there have been two collisions at this junction in which three people tragically lost their lives. These collisions occurred between vehicles travelling westbound with vehicles turning in and out of this junction. The changes were intended to keep everyone using this junction safe. This is in line with The Mayor’s Vision Zero Action Plan which is central to our aim to eliminate all death and serious injuries on London’s roads. To achieve this, we must take steps to reduce road danger for everyone.

These changes were made using an Emergency Traffic Order (ETO) so that we could introduce the changes quickly, and so that we could monitor their impact.



Information to help you respond

We have provided more information to help you respond. Visit the Documents section for:

You can use the questions tool on this page during the consultation period. We will respond your questions as soon as we can.

If you need to translate this page into another language, please use the ‘Select language’ button at the bottom of this page.



Drop-in events

As part of our consultation, we are hosting in person drop-in events for local people who have questions about the scheme. We will be hosting the event on:

Wednesday 17 January 2024 (07:00 - 09:30) and Thursday 25 January 2024 (07:00 - 09:30), Knockholt Station, Old London Road, Chelsfield, Sevenoaks, TN14 7HR

We will have paper copies of the survey, maps and consultation materials available and the team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.



Equalities Impact Assessment

Our Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) identifies:

  • The affects these proposals could have on people

  • How we propose to minimise any negative impacts

After we’ve considered all comments, the EqIA will be reviewed and may be updated.

We use the EqIA to help us decide if, and how, we should proceed with these proposals.



Connecting with London's deaf community on our consultations

A British Sign Language video of the proposals and survey is available.

To enhance how we engage and consult with London's deaf community we are trialling a British Sign Language (BSL) consultation conversation service for this consultation. This service will allow the TfL consultation lead to have a two-way BSL translated discussion on any aspect of this consultation with a BSL speaker.

To request a BSL consultation conversation please contact us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk and we will be in contact to arrange this at a convenient time. Following this trial, we will evaluate the service to determine if this is something we are able to offer on other consultations in the future.



What happens next

These proposals are subject to the outcome of our consultation. Once consultation ends on Thursday 15 February 2024, we will spend time considering all the responses we receive and will prepare a consultation report.

The report will be available to everyone that takes part in the consultation and a copy will be published on our website.


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Image showing cars and cyclists on A21 Sevenoaks RoadUpdate 16 February 2024

This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who responded. We are analysing your feedback and will report back shortly.

-update ends-


In May 2023 we made some emergency changes to the A21 at its junction with Sevenoaks Road. We have now reviewed the changes and want to hear your thoughts about a new set of proposals.

On this page you can read what is proposed and how you can have your say.

You have until  Thursday 15 February 2024  to give us your feedback.


Our new proposals for the junction

Background

Information to help you respond

Equalities Impact Assessment

Tell us your views

What happens next



Our new proposals for the junction

In summary, we propose to:

  • To reduce the speed limit from 50mph to 40mph

  • Reinstate the banned right turn on the eastbound A21, but to control it with new traffic signals

  • Keep the westbound traffic at one lane, reduced from two

We have also produced a map to illustrate these changes.



Background

In May 2023 we made some emergency changes to the A21 at its junction with Sevenoaks Road (commonly known as London Road) to make it safer for all road users. Specifically, the changes we made were:

  • Banning the right-hand turning movement from the A21 into Sevenoaks Road
  • Moving the ‘merge point’ for traffic further east and reducing the eastbound lane of A21 Sevenoaks Road down to a single lane. We did so to help road users be more visible to one another

We made these changes because over the last three years or so, there have been two collisions at this junction in which three people tragically lost their lives. These collisions occurred between vehicles travelling westbound with vehicles turning in and out of this junction. The changes were intended to keep everyone using this junction safe. This is in line with The Mayor’s Vision Zero Action Plan which is central to our aim to eliminate all death and serious injuries on London’s roads. To achieve this, we must take steps to reduce road danger for everyone.

These changes were made using an Emergency Traffic Order (ETO) so that we could introduce the changes quickly, and so that we could monitor their impact.



Information to help you respond

We have provided more information to help you respond. Visit the Documents section for:

You can use the questions tool on this page during the consultation period. We will respond your questions as soon as we can.

If you need to translate this page into another language, please use the ‘Select language’ button at the bottom of this page.



Drop-in events

As part of our consultation, we are hosting in person drop-in events for local people who have questions about the scheme. We will be hosting the event on:

Wednesday 17 January 2024 (07:00 - 09:30) and Thursday 25 January 2024 (07:00 - 09:30), Knockholt Station, Old London Road, Chelsfield, Sevenoaks, TN14 7HR

We will have paper copies of the survey, maps and consultation materials available and the team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.



Equalities Impact Assessment

Our Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) identifies:

  • The affects these proposals could have on people

  • How we propose to minimise any negative impacts

After we’ve considered all comments, the EqIA will be reviewed and may be updated.

We use the EqIA to help us decide if, and how, we should proceed with these proposals.



Connecting with London's deaf community on our consultations

A British Sign Language video of the proposals and survey is available.

To enhance how we engage and consult with London's deaf community we are trialling a British Sign Language (BSL) consultation conversation service for this consultation. This service will allow the TfL consultation lead to have a two-way BSL translated discussion on any aspect of this consultation with a BSL speaker.

To request a BSL consultation conversation please contact us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk and we will be in contact to arrange this at a convenient time. Following this trial, we will evaluate the service to determine if this is something we are able to offer on other consultations in the future.



What happens next

These proposals are subject to the outcome of our consultation. Once consultation ends on Thursday 15 February 2024, we will spend time considering all the responses we receive and will prepare a consultation report.

The report will be available to everyone that takes part in the consultation and a copy will be published on our website.


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CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Within the consultation it says there will be minimal disruption to the current traffic flow. I would like to understand this further as how you have come to thsi conclusion?

    Digger1964 asked 4 months ago

    The new signals will have adequate capacity to facilitate the quantity of traffic with no impact to the surrounding area whilst providing an acceptable waiting time.

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    Your link for adding views isn’t working so I’m submitting my views via this Question portal - Sevenoaks council are proposing to make this area a public order protection area because of the car/ drag racing that has been a constant issue for SDC and the Police - by opening up this junction you will be inviting even more racers to speed up London Road as it’s about 2 mile stretch up to polhill . Surely the installation of speed cameras along the A21 would be more impactful, and better use of funds ? And in doing so , by also leaving the A21 : London rd junction closed then you will be preventing more speeding offences from being caused - the police have already said that they don’t have the resources to constantly be in the area so please keep this junction closed as it will serve as a prevention for speeding in the area

    PerryWade asked 2 months ago

    We apologise you weren't able to upload via our online survey - these views will now be uploaded manually.

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    Within this consultation there is nothing that I have seen that shows the timeline for the proposed imorovements as well as the cost to implement

    Digger1964 asked 4 months ago

    We are aiming to implement a permanent scheme at the junction by the time the Emergency Traffic Order expires on 8 November 2024. In advance of any construction, we will publish a report on the outcome of the consultation and write to residents with details of the construction timeline and any temporary road closures required well in advance.

     

    In terms of cost, we are developing the final costings for the scheme and will have a more precise estimate during the next stage of design, following the outcome of the consultation and any design changes required.

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    My only hesitation with your plan is gow much ofabacklog you will create on the traffic controlled lanee of the a21 and if that will feed back to the main hewitts farm roundabout at busy times. I was relieved that your not traffic lighting the lane headinv towards that roundabout and 40mph seems sensible.

    Sarah s asked 4 months ago

    The modelling showed the westbound Mean Max Queue length in the AM is shown to be 175m. The predicted queue will remain a substantial distance from the roundabout that is located 700m away.

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    Are the consultation meetings at Knockholt Station am or pm?

    Steve Evans asked 4 months ago

    They were during the morning - I hope this helped.  Please leave a message and someone will call you back if you need any additional help.

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