Ambitions for Growth
Creating a dynamic business environment
Shepway District Council is very forward thinking and ambitious for growth. It welcomes new employers looking to relocate in the area and is assisting existing business through a flexible planning regime and funding to support growth. There are major developments already underway or planned, including the Folkestone Seafront development, that will transform the area.
The Creative Quarter is part of Folkestone’s Old Town between the town centre and the harbour. It is a hub for creative and digital businesses in Shepway.Find out more
Folkestone Harbour Arm
The regeneration of the half-mile-long Harbour Arm is bringing new life to Folkestone Harbour.Find out more
Three Hills Sports Park
Shepway District Council has provided a 125 year lease to safeguard the provision of these community sports facilities which includes an impressive new £7 million sports centre.Find out more
Shepway District Council is underpinning its ambitions to build more homes and create more jobs by buying land at Biggins Wood.
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Shepway District Council has received government support for Otterpool Park Garden Town, in response to the Government’s prospectus for Locally Led Garden Cities, Towns and Villages.Find out more
Folkestone Seafront Development
Sir Roger De Haan’s company Strand House has ambitious plans to develop Folkestone’s seafront. This mixed use development of 1,000 homes, sports amenities and public space, and business accommodation has public funding investment from the Government’s Local Growth Fund through the South East Local Enterprise Partnership.Find out more