Medway, which is being described as the new economic powerhouse for the south-east, has secured £170 million for major infrastructure developments on the Hoo Peninsula.  This will release thousands of new homes and create growth opportunities for the area.

The Council will be working with Network Rail to significantly improve road and rail connections from the Hoo Peninsula to neighbouring boroughs and beyond.  £85.7 million will be used to make vital improvements to the A228 and A289, along with a new relief road to ease local congestion.

10,600 new homes are planned for the area and £14.35 million is designated to benefit wildlife by investing in country parks an opening up the river for residents to enjoy.

This funding now allows the Council to forge ahead in finalising their draft Local Plan, which will set out planned development up to 2035.