Introduction

Welcome to the Folkestone Seafront website. These pages set out the background to the proposals to develop the harbour and seafront, creating an environment that will be enjoyed by new and existing residents, and by visitors to the town. The plans for the harbour and beachfront site include provision for new homes, and shops, together with facilities for sport and recreation and a range of public spaces, one of which has already been created at Folkestone Harbour Arm.

The design principles behind the seafront project were conceived by a team led by architect Sir Terry Farrell, who drew up a Masterplan for the development which was widely consulted upon in 2010/11.

Outline Planning consent was granted in January 2015, for up to a thousand residential units, including beach houses, apartments and town houses, with a range of commercial spaces designed to serve the new community and to make a significant contribution towards Folkestone’s economy. Planning and preparation for the delivery of the development is actively underway.

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