We are pleased to announce that the final draft of the Folkestone Town Centre Place Plan is now live here. The Place Plan sets the direction for a sustainable and vibrant future for Folkestone Town Centre. Folkestone & Hythe District Council commissioned this work to create the best future for Folkestone town centre and for all those who live in, work in and visit it. It is a chance for residents and businesses to submit any final feedback on the actions and priorities included in the document until 20 August 2021. This draft of the document will be going to Cabinet on 22 September 2021.
The Place Plan for Folkestone Town Centre sets out a vision to guide the town centre’s evolution for years to come. Informed by a comprehensive community engagement process and input from industry experts, the document is intended to build on current strengths and guide a trajectory that responds to contemporary challenges. It will be used to guide future public sector investment and action in Folkestone town centre, and may be used to develop emerging planning policy and guidance.
We Made That, led the project design team and the community engagement process. Transport and movement specialists, Steer, looked into town centre access. Socio-economic experts, PRD, advised on the economy and town centre business opportunities. Architects, Fletcher Priest, advised on the architecture of specific opportunity sites and the Night Time Industries Association provided support to review the existing licensing policy to support the evening economy in the town.