Commercial Road, Paddock Wood - Highway Improvement Scheme

We are consulting on three options to help improve pedestrian and cycling access to the main shopping area of Paddock Wood on Commercial Road.

We want to gather views from the local community on the options being presented to help us identify the most appropriate scheme for the area.

In Summer 2020, as part of the government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund, we installed access restrictions on Commercial Road to help promote walking and cycling. The aim of the scheme was to improve the existing footway widths and provide more space for pedestrians on Commercial Road. It was felt that this would also help the local economy by providing better access for shopping and socialising in the local commercial area rather than travelling to larger towns. It was also intended to provide improved cycling access to Commercial Road and the local area, such as access to the railway station.

The scheme was removed shortly after installation in response to local feedback and because of the traffic disruption that occurred during the planned closure of Church Road for utility works, an alternative access route to Paddock Wood.

The aim of this consultation is to provide options for Commercial Road that address the concerns raised previously but would still provide a more pleasant environment for walking and cycling and therefore encourage the use of these travel methods. Your feedback, through this consultation, is vital in helping us to shape and progress the scheme.

Find out more about our proposals by reading the Consultation Leaflet, which is available in the Consultation Documents section and have your say by completing the consultation questionnaire.

We are consulting on three options to help improve pedestrian and cycling access to the main shopping area of Paddock Wood on Commercial Road.

We want to gather views from the local community on the options being presented to help us identify the most appropriate scheme for the area.

In Summer 2020, as part of the government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund, we installed access restrictions on Commercial Road to help promote walking and cycling. The aim of the scheme was to improve the existing footway widths and provide more space for pedestrians on Commercial Road. It was felt that this would also help the local economy by providing better access for shopping and socialising in the local commercial area rather than travelling to larger towns. It was also intended to provide improved cycling access to Commercial Road and the local area, such as access to the railway station.

The scheme was removed shortly after installation in response to local feedback and because of the traffic disruption that occurred during the planned closure of Church Road for utility works, an alternative access route to Paddock Wood.

The aim of this consultation is to provide options for Commercial Road that address the concerns raised previously but would still provide a more pleasant environment for walking and cycling and therefore encourage the use of these travel methods. Your feedback, through this consultation, is vital in helping us to shape and progress the scheme.

Find out more about our proposals by reading the Consultation Leaflet, which is available in the Consultation Documents section and have your say by completing the consultation questionnaire.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We would like to hear your views on options to improve pedestrian and cycling access to the main shopping area of Paddock Wood on Commercial Road and have provided this questionnaire for you to provide your feedback. Your responses will help us to finalise the design of any chosen scheme.

    We recommend you read the Consultation Leaflet before responding to this questionnaire.  


    Complete questionnaire