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Strood Local Growth Fund

Strood Local Growth Fund

Following a consultation, detailed design is now being undertaken with work planned to start in Spring 2018 and running through to 2019. Images of the scheme:

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In 2015 Medway Council successfully secured £9m for Strood Town Centre from the Local Growth Fund.  This funding is to deliver a collection of projects in Strood which seek to improve traffic flow and transportation systems as well as investing in significant improvements to the public realm, and retail offer and includes a match funding contribution towards Network Rail/Southeastern’s planned improvements at Strood station.

The scheme objectives are to:

  • Improve journey time reliability and reduce congestion.
  • Deliver a safe and attractive environment for those that walk, cycle or use public transport.
  • Renew and refresh the urban realm and retail environment.
  • Create a feeling of place.

We believe that the above objectives will lead to the following outcomes:

  • Local people and new residents will choose Strood Town Centre as their preferred destination for retail or leisure activities.
  • Success will lead to economic growth, new jobs and increased land values.
  • The town centre will be very well connected to new residential development areas.
  • Visitors and those passing through will travel at a consistent speed and easily be able to find their way.

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In Summer 2016 the draft proposals for the improvements were presented to the public and key stakeholders as part of a consultation exercise.  The results of the consultation are detailed in the Final Strood Draft Action Plan Consultation Report. These are the Strood proposals which were consulted on.