Otterpool Park is a garden town in Shepway, Kent, proposed by landowners Shepway District Council and Cozumel Estates. The site is situated seven miles from Folkestone and accessible from Junction 11 of the M20 and Westenhanger train station.

In partnership with the local community, Otterpool Park will provide the homes and jobs that will enable future generations to remain in the area in which they were raised, and the necessary amenities and services to support the residents, as well as bringing increased economic benefits to Shepway’s wider communities.

Plans for the garden town will include homes, land for employment, shops, schools and medical centres, as well as extensive open spaces and access to the countryside.

A masterplan for the garden town will be agreed with the help of local residents and businesses all of whom are encouraged to engage and help shape the development.

An on-going programme of events will provide the opportunity for the community to meet with the design team and learn more about the masterplanning process.

Otterpool Park is a long-term project, spanning at least 30 years. With a collaborative approach and careful masterplanning from the outset, Otterpool Park will bring value, sustainability and a high quality of life to local residents.

Community Engagement

Find out more about some of the topics discussed at the community engagement sessions in June 2017. The presentation slides from the sessions can also be viewed.

The Stage 2 Community Engagement Report and Appendix, which detail the feedback gathered during the community sessions held in June 2017, are now available.

You can also view the landowners’ response to the report here.



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Building Homes

Otterpool Park Garden Town will provide the range of homes needed to ensure future generations can remain in the area.

New Job Opportunities

The provision of land for employment related opportunities and the creation of new jobs are central principles to the development of Otterpool Park Garden Town.

Skills Development

We will work closely with our local education providers to ensure that the range of skills we need to support our proposals are developed in our local communities.