J5 Slips Campaign

Mission Statement (overview) 

 

J5-Slips is a single objective, non-profit making, voluntary campaign. It's sole aim is to promote and lobby for practical support, to assist in enabling the building of East Facing Slips, which allow full connectivity to the National Motorway Network in all directions at the M25/M26/A21interchange.  

      

J5-Slips.org believe that the A21 Pembury Dualling proposal should be closely linked with J5-Slips, and together will make significant improvements to strategic traffic in West Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

A proposal to provide a bypass to the A228 Colts Hill has been a long held aspiration. Unfortunately, the discovery of complex underground water tables meant that in 2008, this project was shelved by KCC. Recently KCC claimed it is now working with partners to get the scheme into the Regional Transport Board's programme, yet it still doesn't feature on any funding allocation through to 2018; KCC now confirm that no further work is being done on the scheme.

 

The  A25 from Wrotham Heath to Chipstead is currently classified by Kent County Council as a strategic trunk route. East facing slips will allow for the downgrading of this road.

East facing slips would allow for some relief for those who live on or around the A228. There are overwhelming commercial benefits for the rerouting of both local and long distance HGV and other through traffic, away from the rural A and B road network, following access to a full interchange of the A21 from the M26, which, we would argue, is what it was built for.

More information at www.j5-slips.org

Suggested layouts for introducing full connectivity at Junction 5

HA Map
HA Map

A fairly recent Highways Agency plan drawn up when the M25 widening was still a live scheme.

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Google Earth Map
Google Earth Map

This is a sketch on Google Earth that is a little clearer than the Hightways Agency plan.

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Publicity

Shaping the future of...
Shaping the future of...

January 2018

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J5 Slips - 2017 Campaign
J5 Slips - 2017 Campaign

March 2017

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Economic Feasibility Study
Economic Feasibility Study

December 2016

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2020-25 Route Strategies
2020-25 Route Strategies

Voice Article - July 2016

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Mayor has duty to tackle dirty air
Mayor has duty to tackle dirty air

The Evening Standard - 22nd March 2016

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Toxic Air
Toxic Air

The Evening Standard - 21st March 2016

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West Kent Air Quality
West Kent Air Quality

March 2016

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J5 Slips Campaign Update
J5 Slips Campaign Update

February 2016

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Hopes Rise for Slip Road
Hopes Rise for Slip Road

Sevenoaks Chronicle - 22nd October 2015

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J5 Slip Probe
J5 Slip Probe

Sevenoaks Chronicle - 30th July 2015

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Motorway Slip Roads
Motorway Slip Roads

Sevenoaks Chronicle - 25th June 2015

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Firm retracts £5k offer for study
Firm retracts £5k offer for study

Sevenoaks Chronicle - 25th June 2015

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