Light at the end of the crossing as road to nowhere is finished
by William Mata | 16th October 2018
THEIR new school has been downscaled, they possibly have Tunbridge Wells’ most pot-holed road and locals are unhappy about a planned phone mast.
But Hawkenbury residents do now at least have one less problem to worry about.
A zebra crossing, that for months has stood unfinished and been mocked as a ‘road to nowhere’, might soon have a destination.
Berkeley Group, the developer behind the 245-home Hawkenbury Farm plan, is responsible for creating the crossing on Hawkenbury Road.
For months it has led directly into a verge next to the Astroturf sports pitches. Berkeley has previously said the crossing aims to provide a passage from the new St Peter’s School, which is set to open in 2020.
But work has now started on fixing the problem and the new path is taking shape with the developer said to have paid out to rectify the path.
Cllr Tracy Moore said: “Thank you to Berkeley Group for working to ensure the path to nowhere problem is sorted.
“I am very impressed with your professionalism and disregard for whose fault it was in getting it fixed.”
Dean Kenward, chairman of Hawkenbury Village Association, said: “Berkeley have been very approachable and reached into their pockets to fix the issue.”
He added: “The crossing to nowhere is going to pale into insignificance against the lack of planning coordination for the school, which will be too small when it opens.”