Otterpool Park is a proposed Garden Town located in the Kent countryside, close to the seaside towns of Folkestone and Hythe.

Otterpool Park will offer the best of a rural and urban lifestyle. Everything that’s needed will be there – homes, workspaces, schools, shops, community facilities, spaces for leisure, arts and culture.

Main image: Otterpool Park Design & Access Statement

otterpool park master plan
Phase one masterplan

The site is well-positioned in the heart of the Kent countryside, just a few miles from the coastal towns of Folkestone and Hythe and offers excellent connectivity to London and Europe by road and rail. The Otterpool Park site has Westenhanger station, on the Ashford – Folkestone railway line, on-site.

Set around the historic Westenhanger Castle and park, Otterpool Park will be a special place respectful of its past and designed for its future.

Westenhanger Castle
Westenhanger Castle

It will be a healthy and inspirational place to live, work and visit, characterised by large amounts of green space and its strong culture and community.

Otterpool Park will be an attractive location for businesses to succeed and will make the most of its connections to the thriving creative and digital communities in nearby Folkestone.

cycle route at otterpool park

Over the next 30 years, Otterpool Park will move the Garden Town concept into a new era, place-making a new community fit for today’s lifestyles and relevant for generations to come.

An outline planning application was submitted to Folkestone & Hythe District Council in February 2019.