Our next consultation: Community Parklands
The next consultation activity, as part of the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) for Future Hoo, is the Community Parklands phase 2 consultation.
This takes place from 13 June 2022. It will run for 6 weeks.
It will give residents the opportunity to have their say on the latest designs across this key phase of environmental improvements on the Hoo Peninsula.
Roads phase 2 and phase 4 schemes
During the same period, we will also be sharing the designs for the roads phase 2 and phase 4 schemes.
About the future of Hoo
If more homes are built on the Hoo Peninsula there will need to be improvements to roads, transport and environment to support this.
It is essential that the necessary road, rail and environmental infrastructure in and around the Hoo Peninsula is put in place for residents.
Medway's bid focused on significantly improving the Hoo Peninsula's transport connections, environmental infrastructure and having these in place first.
If you have a question about Future Hoo please email email@example.com or leave a message on 01634 331 166.
Work is already underway
We are working with the government to agree the legal and project management arrangements, so that we can move quickly with getting the projects underway.
We are also continuing to develop the project timelines and budgets.
We will also prepare to secure planning permissions for the road, rail and environmental investments.
£63 million will be used for rail improvements to support new housing on the Hoo Peninsula.
There will be a new rail station at Sharnal Street, just off the A228 and a new passenger service connecting the Peninsula to a London terminal (possibly London Victoria) and other Medway stations.
The service will also enable people to change at Gravesend to join the HS1 to London St Pancras. All will be in use by 2024.
The station will be accessible by road and new cycle ways.
The new passenger service will operate alongside the existing freight activities.
£86 million of this fund will be used to make road improvements to support new housing on the Hoo Peninsula.
This will increase capacity at peak times and reduce local congestion and help to improve air quality.
A new road is proposed to connect Main Road to the Wainscott bypass via a flyover.
Improvements are also planned to improve the roundabouts at Four Elms, Bells Lane and Ropers Lane.
All of these schemes will be in use before 2024.
£14.35 million will be used for protecting wildlife and ecology.
The Hoo Peninsula’s marshes and woodlands are important for biodiversity.
By March 2024, significant investment will have been made to create a network of wildlife-rich open spaces. All with extensive walking and cycling routes, new habitats and a green ‘living bridge’ over the Peninsula Way and new wetlands by the estuary.
In addition, Rangers will be employed to help look after the area and to help visitors enjoy the area.
for rail infrastructure upgrades
to improve roads
Latest news: have you seen our water level monitors?
Over on the Hoo Peninsula, you may notice some small blue tubes in the ground. These have been placed in several green space locations across the Hoo Peninsula to monitor water levels and flood potential as part of our work to improve the local environmental through the Future Hoo programme.
We have seen some reports of these monitors being removed. If you come across these monitors, please do not remove them.
If you find damaged monitors, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support.