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Viaduct Work

Drawings and plans for maintenance and renovation of the viaduct that carried the railway over Folkestone Harbour will be on display in the internal rooms on the Harbour Arm on Thursday 27th October from 5pm till 7pm. There will also be an opportunity to discuss the plans with engineers who will oversee the work that will take place

Harbour Revision Order

Following consultations in late 2015 and early 2016, Folkestone Harbour Company’s application for a Harbour Revision Order is now being considered by the Marine Management Organisation – further details of proposed changes are available here

Folkestone Harbour Arm

Folkestone Harbour Arm is now open to the public seven days a week. Further details, including times of opening, can be seen on the Facebook page or at the website: Folkestone Harbour Arm

Seafront Development

Shepway District Council’s outline planning approval for the plan prepared by Sir Terry Farrell for the development of Folkestone seafront and the planning certificate was certificated in early 2015. This was a key step forward and followed extensive public consultation and planning by teams of experts. Outline planning permission has established clear design principles and an overall vision for the site. Securing interest from potential developers who will be attracted by the seafront’s undoubted potential will be largely driven by the prevailing economic climate, and in particular the strength of the housing market.

The approach throughout has been governed by the ambition to create a new seafront for Folkestone that significantly enhances the town and provides benefits for its residents and for visitors. Central to this are attention to design excellence and the aspiration to realise long term regeneration goals that compliment initiatives elsewhere in the town. The plans include public spaces and leisure facilities and will make a major contribution to the attractiveness of Folkestone as a successful place where people can live, work and bring up their children.

Please see www.folkestoneseafront.com for further details.