Approval for revised Rochester Riverside plans
by James Renoux-Wood Tue 23 September 2014, 4:25 pm
Revised plans for the regeneration of Rochester Riverside have been given the go-ahead.
Proposals include the development of around 1,500 homes, as well as open spaces, a riverside walk, a new primary school, leisure facilities, office space, and shops and restaurants.
Local residents and organisations have contributed to the application, following a six-week consultation with Medway Council. Ideas included in the consultation include a pedestrian bridge, potential for open-air entertainment areas and extra ground floor retail space in the commercial section of the development.
Councillor Rodney Chambers, leader of Medway Council, said: “People in Medway have helped to shape the future of Rochester Riverside and we are grateful for the feedback received.
“Now it is time to move forward with the newly adopted Rochester Riverside brief and masterplan which will guide the development of this project and transform the face of the riverside.”