Application for New Bridge

Question: What are Orlestone Parish Council’s view on the application for the bridge over the railway crossing at Hamstreet Train Station.

Answer: This application is supported; safe access to the train station is a priority and it will benefit the expanding population of the village especially the young and elderly. However its design is contentious and the Parish Council would like to see it reconsidered and ask that the architects produce something more in keeping with the village design statement. They also note that there does not seem to be disabled access via Lancaster Close and have asked Ashford Borough Council to clarify this and if there is no disabled access that one is included.