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Tunbridge Wells Junction Improvement Package and A26 Cycle Improvements


Approval Status


Fully Approved

Delivery Status


LGF Project Delivered

Project Completion Date


Spring 2019

The A26 Cycle Route scheme will deliver significant improvements to cycle infrastructure along the length of the A26 between Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells and Brook Street, Tonbridge, a distance of 6.1km (3.8miles). The route will link with other proposed cycle routes for the A21 and outlined in the Tunbridge Wells Borough Cycling Strategy, 2016 and the Tonbridge & Malling Cycle Strategy, 2014 to 2019. Together, these routes will form a substantial, joined up and complimentary cycle network.
Update on Project

At the Accountability Board meeting in September 2021 a change request was considered for the project. The Board agreed that the change request should not be implemented as there were significant outstanding risks to both delivery and realisation of benefits as the project did not meet all the conditions for spend beyond 30 September 2021. It was agreed that the remaining £623,389 LGF should be reallocated to alternative projects on the LGF project pipeline. Accountability Board Meeting Minutes 10 September 2021

The third phase of the project to link the cycle network from Birchwood Avenue through to the Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council boundary will now seek alternative funding.

Capital Programme delivery update

Take a look at our update on the delivery of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Growing Places Fund (GPF) capital programmes.

SELEP Capital Investment Programme

£579m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock

In total the SELEP Growth Deal with Government has brought £579m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock. Over the lifetime of the Growth Deal (2015-2021) we aim to deliver 78,000 jobs and 29,000 homes across the SELEP area, with the Deal set to attract a further £960m of investment into the South East over the six year period.

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Funding value: £1,176,611
Total Project cost: £1,342,611
Return to Capital Investment