Strood Waterfront project

Strood Waterfront project is an exciting development which focuses on the council-owned land at Strood Riverside and the former Civic Centre site.

Strood Waterfront Development Brief

The 2018 Strood Waterfront Development Brief has been adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document. This document has refreshed the 2006 Strood Riverside Development Brief and reflects changes including updates to national planning policy. The Development Brief had been amended following the public consultation in December 2017 to January 2018.

The key aims of the Development Brief include:

  • delivering an ambitious vision for Strood’s regeneration as part of a wider urban development
  • building on and updating the 2003 Local Plan for the site
  • shaping the redevelopment of Strood Waterfront to ensure its long-term physical, economic, social and environmental regeneration
  • establishing a clear set of land use and design guides for future regeneration of the site
  • encouraging private sector investment

You can read the Supplementary Planning Documents below:

Responses to the Strood Waterfront consultation

You can now view the Strood Waterfront consultation report and the consultation responses from:

Flood mitigation measures

We have flood defence measures in place to enable the redevelopment of the former Civic Centre and Strood Riverside sites.

The former Civic Centre has been awarded £3.5 million funding from the Local Growth Fund for the flood defence works. These works will enable the redevelopment of the site, in line with the 2018 Strood Waterfront Development Brief.

Volkerstevins have been appointed to carry out the construction of the flood defence works for the former Civic Centre and Strood Riverside sites.

Works started on site in June, and working hours are Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6pm.


For more information about the Strood Waterfront project please email