Greening the Gateway Kent and Medway
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Ebbsfleet Valley & A2 Corridor
The vision for the Ebbsfleet Valley & A2 Corridor Green Cluster has been informed by local stakeholders and reflects the inherent character of local landscapes, as well as opportunities for connectivity, recreation and place making.
Starting in the heart of the Kent Downs AONB (at the North Downs Way) and ending at the flood embankments of the River Thames, the Darent Valley cluster has a strategic location on the edge of the London conurbation. The Darent Valley Path is already a catalyst for a series of environmental projects, but the Green Cluster Studies offer an opportunity for an overarching, coordinated vision, which promotes the valley, while reflecting the strong contrasts
The Big Vision...
Each one of the ongoing regeneration projects in the Ebbsfleet Valley & A2 Corridor will deliver high quality parks, open spaces and Green Grid links. The Green Cluster vision does not seek to intervene in this process, but rather to target future funding so that this massive investment is of benefit to everyone. The focus is on forging strong, long lasting connections between existing and new communities in Ebbsfleet, Northfleet, Swanscombe, Greenhithe and Gravesend.
Emerging new greenspaces within key regeneration sites will be complemented and sustained through programmes of proactive community participation and awareness. Ebbsfleet Valley will be a place of surprise and excitement, delivered in part by an innovative land art and design theme which reveals local character and re-connects communities and places. A balanced, sustainable system for the maintenance of greenspaces within new sites and existing settlements will involve all stakeholders, set high standards and build confidence long term.