What is Otterpool and why is it important for Saxon Shore?

Otterpool is a proposed Garden Village, planned for the old Folkestone Racecourse on 700 hectares of land.
If approved, this development will deliver 12000 homes over a 30 year period, in a Garden village environemt, geared to offer large areas of green open space and countryside. 40% of the development with be devoted to Green spaces, accessible to the public, and there will be a mix of houses- 1,2,3, 4 and 5 bed properties, soe self build, together with 3-6 storey blocks of flats.

This development will deliver an extension to HS1 to Westenhanger station,new Primary schools, secondary schools, a new road network and health facilities.

https://www.shepway.gov.uk/news/otterpool-park

This development is important to Saxon Shore because of the impact it will have on our infrastructure due to its close proximity. The Boundary encroaches to within a few metres of the Saxon Shore and Ashford boundary and the development will need to feed into the existing rural road network.

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There will be some public workshops to get your views workshop19225599_2006409932923113_4154837482884165115_n
The red line on the map outlines the Otterpool development, the blue line shows the Saxon Shore and Ashford boundary and its close proximity to Otterpool.