Timeline

2020 onwards

2020 onwards

Subject to approval, the development will begin, with a projected 30-year lifespan.

30 June 2020

New directors are appointed to the board of Otterpool Park LLP

6 February 2020

Folkestone & Hythe District Council and Cozumel Estates agree deal for land purchase.

14 January 2020

Otterpool Park receives new Government funds.

2019

17 May 2019

Public exhibition held at the Channel Suite, Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone.

16 May 2019

Public exhibition held at Westenhanger Castle.

2018

July

Stage 3 Consultation Report published.

June

A third series of community engagement events is held. The exhibition content is available to view.

March

Framework masterplan and report published.

2017

October

SDC publishes its response to Lympne Parish Council’s letter and questions regarding the Stage 1 Feasibility and Capacity Study.

October

The landowners publish Kevin Murray Associates’ report and appendix on the Stage 2 community engagement events that took place in June 2017, as well as their response to the findings.

June

A second series of community engagement events is held in Shepway. The presentation slides and display banners are available to view.

May

The landowners publish Kevin Murray Associates’ report on the Stage 1 community engagement events that took place in December 2016.

April

The landowners publish Arcadis’ Stage 1 Feasibility and Capacity Study. These studies will inform the design of the proposed garden town as the project moves forward to Stage 2.

March

SDC publishes a booklet for residents to answer some common questions regarding the project.

2016

December

The first series of community engagement events is held in Shepway.

July

Shepway District Council publishes its Expression of Interest in being part of the government’s garden towns and cities programme.