Second round consultation

Thank you for your interest in the Future Hoo proposals. The consultation has now closed. We'll review all submissions and publish a report later this year.

Thank you to everyone who has taken part.

Download the second round consultation brochure

Visit the virtual exhibition website

You can also view all supporting HIF documentation, including each aspect of the revised proposals and the online questionnaire, on the Future Hoo second round consultation website.

Public events

During the consultation the Future Hoo team held a number of events at:

  • Chattenden Community Centre - Wednesday 15 December 2021, 2pm to 8pm
  • High Halstow Hall - Thursday 16 December 2021, 1pm to 7pm
  • Hoo Church - Wednesday 5 January 2022, 11am to 3pm
  • Hundred of Hoo School Hoo, Hoo St Werburgh - Wednesday 5 January 2022, 5.30pm to 9pm
  • Frindsbury Extra Memorial Hall - Friday 7 January 2022, 2pm to 8pm.

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 or leave a message on 01634 331 166.

First round consultation

The first round consultation ran from January 2021 to April 2021.

First round documents:

Artist impression of train station
Housing and infrastructure in Hoo Peninsula

Funded improvements

£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.

£63 million

for rail infrastructure upgrades

£86 million

to improve roads

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.

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