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Photo of KingsnorthThe site

This is a 153-acre site alongside Kingsnorth Power Station on the Hoo Peninsula. The land is owned by Zimmer Holdings and managed by MED Management Ltd.

The planning position

The Thames Gateway Planning Framework recognises the potential of Kingsnorth for industrial uses less suited to urban areas.

A new power station has recently been built and through a Section 106 agreement, has contributed to improvements to the A228, the maintenance of nature conservation areas and a landscape study.

The site is identified for strategic development, encouraging the location of specialist energy-related industries, general industrial development and bad-neighbour uses relocating from the urban area. It is allocated in the local plan for B1, B2, B8 and special uses.

Key issues:

  • Considerable infrastructure improvements to the A228 as development of the site proceeds and traffic levels increase may need to be integrated with development at the Isle of Grain.
  • There will be an opportunity to develop rail freight.
  • Development opportunities on the site may be constrained by the need to safeguard the neighbouring Medway Estuary and marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest and special protection area.
  • There will be marketing and phasing development.

Download maps and a plan of the Kingsnorth site (pdf 633KB). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to use this file. If you do not have it on your computer, please use our advice page.


For more information contact Medway Regeneration by telephone: 01634 306000 or by email: info@medway.gov.uk

Write to: Medway Regeneration, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR