The Royal Military Canal wildlife oasis

The controversial Princes Parade scheme has received a major boost from central government with a £2m grant.

Money from the Brownfield Land Release Fund will help prepare the former municipal waste site for development ahead of the construction of 150 housing units.

This forms part of the project that will also see a new leisure centre, accessible green open spaces, additional play areas, better access to the canal and beach, and a widened promenade.

Machinery moving in to clear the land and relocate an abundant variety of wildlife

The Brownfield Land Release Fund supports local authorities to bring forward brownfield sites for housing development and self and custom-built serviced plots.

Housing minister Christopher Pincher MP said: “Our brownfield-first approach is transforming underused sites into thriving communities where people want to live, work and visit.’

Visit folkestone-hythe.gov.uk/princesparade for more information about the development.

By Ed

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