Draft Thanet Local Plan - 2031 - Pre-Submission Publication, Regulation 19


6.15 Thanet's location in the south east corner of England has previously been seen as a disincentive to investors, but now the transport infrastructure in place offers attractive business opportunities with an integrated transport hub, maximising on the potential of HS1 from Ramsgate and the port. Recent years have seen the completion of the A299 Thanet Way and its new connection to the now completed A299/A256 improvements. This road infrastructure gives direct connectivity between the ports of Dover and Ramsgate, and the rest of Britain's strategic road network.

6.16 Prospective investments in line speeds along the domestic link to HS1 will result in further significant reduction in journey times between Thanet and London.

Policy SP44 - Connectivity

The Council will continue to lobby for investments to secure further improvements to rail journey times for CTRL including domestic services between Ashford and Ramsgate.