Greening The Gateway - Milton Creek
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Martin Hall
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Greening the Gateway Kent and Medway
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Innovation Centre Medway (Phase 2) Maidstone Road Chatham Kent ME5 9SD

Milton Creek

Introduction

The vision for the Milton Creek 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.

Background

Milton Creek is Sittingbourne’s historic dock. Once a hive of industrial activity, its wharves, mills, docks and tramways have fallen into disrepair and the area is isolated from the town by semi-derelict industrial land. A planned new waterfront district will be the catalyst for transforming Milton Creek and re-connecting Sittingbourne to the Swale Estuary.

The Big Vision...

Milton Creek has the potential to be Swale’s landmark environmental project, demonstrating the strong, cultural links between Sittingbourne and its stunning estuarine landscapes.

  • A new waterfront district at the head of the creek will look out over a lively creekside setting, with boats, quayside walks and cafés.
  • A sculptural footbridge connects both banks of the creek just beyond extensive reedbeds and from this point onwards the creekside landscape becomes a sequence of winding pathways, boardwalks, reedbeds and superb, ever expanding views.
  • Paths connect local neighbourhoods to the Saxon Shore Way via the Church Marshes Country Park to the west and along the green corridors which permeate the mixed use districts to the east.  Restored landfill sites along the route provide elevated viewpoints and the whole environment is a rich mosaic of wetland, scrub and grassland habitats.

Click here for the Milton Creek Cluster Study brochure

Click here for the Milton Creek Technical Report