In 2007 the Celcon Factory application failed, and with it went the last hope of funding for the Borough Green & Platt Bypass. BG-TAG decided that day to waste no further time pursuing the Bypass, and started the  J5-Slips  campaign, which in the following years went from strength to strength, in particular because it had support from ALL the local Parishes.

Shortly after this Paul Carter courageously attended a Public Meeting in Borough Green and pledged to fund a new Planning Application for the Bypass, but we have been continuously pressing for that money to be spent here in the villages for traffic measures, and drafted the 9 Point Plan of traffic wishes.

In the past few years as a result of a continuous campaign, particularly by one resident (Well Done Jo) , Michael Heath at Kent Highways commissioned a Speed Survey  with horrendous results. The national average speed above 30mph limits is 34mph, in BG  and Platt it is just under 40mph.

With contributions from the Parishes, Michael commissioned Amey to produce a detailed Traffic Report and Draft Solutions

The report begins with a Map of Existing Roads , and then a map of Proposed New Road Layouts and new traffic measures, including fine detail on the A25 for Askew Bridge near Ingleborough Lane, Minters Orchard  and Brockway .

This is still just a draft report for consultation, and there are lots of little issues to discuss, but I believe it has some really innovative and counter-intuitive ideas, and I think it is an excellent first step.

The estimated costs are £192k for the A25, and £102k for the A227, total £294k. But remember Paul Carter's pledge - a new planning application for the Bypass could be as much as £300k, and they had also promised to apply traffic calming on the A25 and A227, so this could end up the cheaper option.