Welcome to the Folkestone Seafront site. The following pages explore the proposals and principles that will help shape the future of the Folkestone Seafront. We want it to be an attractive and vibrant place that attracts visitors and provides recreation and enjoyment for local people. An outline planning application has been submitted to Shepway District Council for the development of Folkestone harbour and seafront, for more details take a look at this news story
In 2010 the Folkestone Harbour Company commissioned leading architects Sir Terry Farrell & Partners to draw up a Masterplan for the redevelopment of Folkestone Seafront and Harbour. A public consultation took place during the summer of 2010. The response was overwhelmingly positive and 72% of the 3,000 people engaged agreed with our new approach.
The ambition is to build upon the substantial regeneration work that continues to take place: the Creative Quarter in Folkestone's Old Town, the Folkestone Triennial, the public interactive fountain and Rocksalt restaurant amongst others. As it improves, the Seafront is increasing its attractiveness to visitors and residents providing a new public realm and benefitting the local economy.
Developing Folkestone's Seafront raises a number of challenges from the global recession and depressed housing market to local pressures such as a lack of connectivity with the town.
The re-development of the Seafront is a once in a century opportunity and as such we want to make sure we get it right.
Considerable time, resource and research continue to be invested in the project. There is an enormous opportunity for Folkestone to capitalise on the benefits on offer, and with the high speed link to London and its excellent connections to Europe, Folkestone is in an exciting transitional stage of development.
Updated designs went back to public consultation in December 2011 and have subsequently been submitted as an outline planning application to Shepway District Council. The results of the public consultation can be found on the consultation page alongside the documented consultation material. Should you have any questions please contact email@example.com