How will you improve connectivity with the town centre?
Following an extensive review of the local road network, previously configured to support easy access to and from the ferry port, Kent Highways and the Shepway Joint Transportation Board have taken action to re-designate The Tram Road as two-way traffic, and introduce two-way working in Tontine Street for buses, taxis and cycles. These changes have already taken effect and in the longer term will help facilitate the introduction of reliable and frequent public transport and freer traffic movement around the area.
Who are the architects behind the Masterplan?
We have commissioned architects, Sir Terry Farrell and Partners (www.terryfarrell.co.uk) to draft a Masterplan for the Seafront. Their brief is to create a vibrant public realm enlivening the seafront by mixing recreational and residential use. The ambition is to build upon the substantial regeneration work that has already taken place in the Creative Quarter in Folkestone’s Old Town. Once regenerated, the seafront will increase its attractiveness to visitors and residents providing a new public realm and benefitting the local economy.