Press release

Opportunity for public to register interest in M20 junction 10a proposal

Public are now able to make representations on Highways England’s proposals to build a new junction connecting the M20 and A2070 near Ashford.

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A new junction is proposed approximately 700 metres east of the existing junction 10 near Ashford in Kent. The new junction will use two bridges and connect to the existing A20 and a new dual carriageway link road built to the A2070 near Sevington.

It follows the acceptance on Thursday 11 August 2016 of the application for a development consent order by the Planning Inspectorate.

Any representations giving notice of any interest in or objection to the application must be made on the Planning Inspectorate’s registration and relevant representation form, which can be accessed and completed online.

Paper copies of the form can be requested by calling 0303 444 5000.

Representations must be received by the Planning Inspectorate by 11:59pm on Monday 3 October 2016. Representations will be made public by the Planning Inspectorate.

The development consent order application documents, which include the scheme design and consultation report, will be available at the following locations:

  • Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm)
  • Highways England, Bridge House, 1 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LZ (Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm)

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 22 September 2016