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Locate In Kent’s Summer Networking

Otterpool Park and Folkestone Seafront Development were high on the agenda at Locate in Kent’s Summer Networking event at Westenhanger Castle where the beautiful location and summer evening sunshine made the perfect backdrop for a fun and informative event.

David Fitzsimmons, Chair of Locate in Kent, introduced speakers that included Mark Dance (Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development at Kent County Council), Cllr David Monk (Leader of Folkestone and Hythe District Council), Gary Young (Farrells), Trevor Minter OBE DL and David Crump (Folkestone Harbour Development Corporation).

Speaking about the event, Paul Wookey, Chief Executive of Locate in Kent said, “It was fantastic to see and hear so many colleagues, partners and guests, all talking about the many opportunities available for those living and working in Kent.”

Otterpool Park

Otterpool Park, a Garden Town of the future, will provide quality space and infrastructure for all sizes of businesses and enterprises.

The intention is to make best use of new and future technologies in off-site modular construction, electric transport, and efficient energy generation and useage, with a potential total area for employment land of 85 hectares.

The final site area, capacity, mix of uses and densities will be incorporated into a plan, but at this stage Folkestone and Hythe District Council is open to talking and listening to businesses who may be interested in the opportunities presented by Otterpool Park.

We believe we have a fantastic opportunity to master plan a new community that brings homes and jobs to our district.

To find out more about the opportunities for business that Otterpool Park offers read Otterpool Park Economic Opportunities

If you are interested in potential future business or investment opportunities, please email

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 form the Government’s Local Growth Fund through the South East Local Enterprise Partnership.