Against all odds, construction of the paths for the Crab and Winkle Way extension in Whitstable started today. Canterbury City Council transport team has engaged contractors to complete the section of path at the end of the Invicta Way towards Old Bridge Road.
Final approval for variations on plans to build the paths required for the Crab and Winkle walking and cycling path extension in Whitstable will be sought at a planning meeting early in the new year.
The plans can be found and comments can be made by searching for 19/01145 at:
The variations are concerning:
- Bird and bat box locations
- Bin and signs locations
- Embankment details
- Landscaping plans
- Lighting plans
We are hoping that these can all be approved at a January planning meeting so that work on the paths can commence shortly afterwards. Every supporting comment will help increase the chances of this final approval.
Comments must be received by 6th December 2019
The Trust and Canterbury City Council are pressing ahead with plans to extend the path in Whitstable. We hope to start work on a small section of the path that will extend the Invicta Way to Old Bridge Road. Section 106 developer contribution money is already in place for this and we hope work will start in the next six months. Despite this only being a short section the plans we have are for all the paths down to The Sidings and Tower Parade. This is so that we can move quickly to get more built when extra funds become available. The Bridges are under separate planning that will be re-applied for soon.
There are currently two items on the Canterbury City Council planning portal.
CA/19/01145 Variation of Conditions, after suggestions made at the consultation a number of changes have been made. This application covers those changes.
CA//19/01194 Discharge of Conditions, the planning we were granted had a number of conditions and this is an application to have some of those conditions discharged due to their fulfilment.
We have also published a report about or Public Consultation which was held last year. It can be viewed at http://crabandwinkle.org/extension-documents/
In May 2019, the Trust hosted a visit inside the Tyler Hill Tunnel at the south portal. This was made possible by the kind permission of the owner, Paul Roberts. He has spent considerable time and money, faithfully restoring the portal, as well as protecting it from vandalism. We also required permission from Kent Bat Group’s Shirley Thompson. This is because the tunnel is now home to bats, so access requires permission and guidance from someone with a Bat License. We also had permission from the Archbishop’s school for access.
If you would like to visit the tunnel in the future then we give members preference, you can join here http://crabandwinkle.org/join-form/. Or Keep an eye out on or Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheCrabAndWinkleLine/ but we may not always advertise there if enough members take up the chance.
Some pictures from the visit.
The Crab and Winkle Line Trust in partnership with Canterbury City Council will be holding an exhibition of proposals for two new bridges in Whitstable as part of the extension of the Crab and Winkle footpath and cycleway. Come to St. Peters Hall, 154 Cromwell Road, Whitstable on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June between 1pm and 5pm to find out more.
The scheme will include a new bridge over Teynham Road similar to the original bridge that carried the world’s first passenger steam railway. We are also proposing a bridge over Old Bridge Road and the railway so that the path can extend all the way to The Sidings and on towards the Harbour. The finished path will be accessible and street lit on winter evenings.
The proposed new bridges are lower than previous designs that were given Planning Permission in 2011. New Planning Permission will be sought later this year but before then the Trust would like to show you our plans and hear your views.
Canterbury City Council is also intending to start construction on extending the path further along the embankment in Whitstable later this year. Details of the landscaping of the paths, screening and street lighting will be on display at the exhibition and designers on hand to discuss the details
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The Crab and Winkle Trust are proud to be supporting the “Cloisters to Oysters” sponsored bike ride which will go along the Crab and Winkle Way from Canterbury to Whitstable and back on Sunday the 20th of August. Would you like to take part or help marshal at the event?Please see details below. Please download and share a pdf copy of the poster: PDF Poster, or feel free to share the image below.