Greening the Gateway Kent and Medway
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Innovation Centre Medway (Phase 2) Maidstone Road Chatham Kent ME5 9SD
The Green Clusters vision for the Faversham Creek area has been informed by local stakeholders and reflects the inherent character of local landscapes, as well as opportunities for connectivity, recreation and place making.
Faversham Creek is a tidal creek which links the Faversham to the Swale Estuary – it is the reason for the development of the historic port of Faversham, but has long been in decline and the Creek basin is now a silent, partially silted pool, surrounded by large (mostly) industrial buildings and car parks. It is currently an unused waterfront, with limited public access, which presents a superb opportunity for redevelopment right in the centre of Faversham.
The Big Vision...
Faversham Creek will once again lead boats right into the heart of Faversham, where the Creek Basin will be the focus for a working quay and lively waterfront.
Faversham will be renowned for its dramatic marshland setting and people will be encouraged to visit, understand and enjoy the marshes at their own pace via a varied network of small car parks, information points, cycleways and footpaths. New country parks on the Ham Marshes and at Abbey Farm will act as gateways to the wider marshes, offering information and accessible open spaces for recreation and relaxation and helping to reduce pressure on the sensitive marshland habitats.
Visitors will also benefit from the high standards of interpretation and Faversham’s tranquil ‘Dutch’ landscape of reeds, sheep pastures, water and birds will be a haven for naturalists and cyclists. The town will thrive on a unique brand of green tourism.