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Waterfront represents an important opportunity in Medway. The
28-hectare riverside site, situated between junction 2 of the M2
and the thriving heart of Medway, overlooking Rochester's castle
and cathedral, offers excellent potential for a mixed-use
development and enhanced open space.
In October 2006, Medway Council adopted the Temple Waterfront
Development Brief as a Supplementary Planning Document. The brief
sets out the policy and guidance relevant to the site's development
and a set of guiding principles to ensure a high quality
development is achieved. Around 600 homes and 20,000 square metres
of employment and commercial floorspace are proposed, with improved
open space. Through consultation, the brief incorporates the view
of the public, interested groups and statutory bodies and presents
a balanced view of stakeholder interests.
The landowners submitted an outline planning application for the
site's redevelopment in Spring 2009. The application further
develops the adopted development brief.
The application is for:
- 620 residential units,
- 3.41 hectares of land for class B1 (business), B2 (general
industrial) and B8 (storage), including a reconfiguration of the
existing timber yard, a mixed centre of 0.48 hectares, containing a
mixture of retail, office, community and leisure uses and
- enhanced open space.
The application is the first in the Thames Gateway to use a
Planning Performance Agreement (PPA), a new system designed to
simplify and speed up large scale development proposals.
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