Innovation Park Medway masterplan

Medway Council and Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council consulted on a draft masterplan for Innovation Park Medway between 17 September and 29 October 2018.

This was an important opportunity to help shape the economic future of the region as part of a long term ambition.

The Innovation Park Medway masterplan reviews and refreshes the 2014 Rochester Airport masterplan.

The plan's ambition

The main aims are to:

  • strengthen the performance of the local economy
  • create jobs to secure growth and prosperity
  • realise the area’s potential whilst ensuring the long term operating future of Rochester Airport

The document will also provide a vision and guidance for the consideration of development proposals and, once adopted, will be a Supplementary Planning Document, providing guidance to potential developers.

The masterplan itself is not a planning application but it is expected that future development will follow the guidance in the masterplan.

How we'll use your consultation comments

We ran a consultation to get your comment on the design principles in the draft masterplan from Monday 17 September until midday on Monday 29 October 2018.

We will be feeding your comments back to refine the draft masterplan where considered appropriate. This will shape these design principles and future regeneration of the wider Rochester Airport site.

The revised masterplan will then be submitted to Medway Council’s Cabinet for formal adoption as a Supplementary Planning Document, which will influence future development of Innovation Park Medway.

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council will also be adopting the masterplan for the purposes of economic development subject to formal approval.

Read the masterplan documents