Welcome to Folkestone Harbour & Seafront Development Company’s website for the second phase of development on the seafront in our masterplan for Folkestone Harbour & Seafront. The site is known as Plot C1 and sits immediately to the east of the first phase, where construction is progressing well.

The masterplan itself secured outline planning consent in 2015 with a series of amendments to the plans agreed in 2018. This all followed extensive public consultation over a number of years and now sets the parameters for all our developments. It is now fixed and not open for consultation.

Formal public consultation on proposals for Plot C1 has now closed. This website remains a resource for all our consultation materials and we are still happy to take comments and answer any questions you may have. Your feedback is now being considered by the project team before we submit a planning application for this site.


Folkestone harbour and seafront has seen significant changes in its two hundred year history, having developed from a small fishing harbour to become a freight and cargo port, ferry terminal and fairground. The site became run down and largely disused following their closure.

By the time we acquired the Harbour in 2004 and the Rotunda site in 2007, they had fallen into a state of serious disrepair. As well as bringing forward our proposals to redevelop the wider site, we have already repaired and restored much of the damaged structures of the Harbour and have begun to bring new life and purpose to the area.

The Masterplan

Our vision is to restore the dilapidated Harbour, harbour station and seafront that had, by the time we acquired them, fallen into a serious state of disrepair. We are creating a vibrant and attractive place that can be enjoyed both by those who live in Folkestone and those who visit it.

The masterplan for the seafront establishes the location, size and uses of buildings, but not the detail of what they would look like. The reserved matters application for Block C1 fills in those details not set out in the masterplan.

Plot C1 Proposals

Plot C1 represents the next exciting phase of development on Folkestone Harbour & Seafront. It is an opportunity to bring new architecture, homes and commercial spaces to Marine Parade. New planting, shingle gardens and a play area around the site will enliven the boardwalk, with a new terrace for everyone to enjoy the sea views from.

The planning application will deal with the architecture of the individual buildings, landscape and practical details.

Our scheme comprises:

– 120 new homes
– New commercial spaces
– New public shingle gardens
– A play area for children
– Private podium gardens for residents
– New beach terrace
– 130 parking spaces
– 136 cycle spaces


The scheme is now closed to formal consultation.

The Folkestone Harbour & Seafront Development Company has now held a series of consultation events on the proposals for Plot C1. Our formal consultation on these proposals has therefore closed. You can still download all the consultation materials here:


Download the webinar presentation

You can view a recording of our webinar consultation below:


We will still welcome your comments and questions, which you can submit to us using the Feedback section below. We will continue to respond with answers and clarifications, however the scheme is now closed to formal consultation.

We are taking into account all your feedback submitted so far and this will be considered in our final designs for the Plot C1 scheme.


Formal consultation on proposals for Plot C1 is now closed. However, if you have any comments or questions we would still like to hear from you. Please use the form below to get in touch with us.

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