Otterpool Park

Otterpool Park is a proposed Garden Town located in the Kent countryside, close to the seaside towns of Folkestone and Hythe. Set around the historic Westenhanger Castle and park, Otterpool Park will be a special place, respectful of...

Project Overview

The new 'Garden Town' will be enriched with green spaces that create plentiful opportunities to walk, play, explore and socialise.

Beautiful homes for all ages and lifestyles, whether that’s affordable homes for keyworkers, self-build opportunities or homes if you need extra care to live your life. It’s all part of building a rich and diverse community at Otterpool Park.

It is important to us to provide for residents of all ages. We’re planning for up to eight primary schools, two secondary schools and a Special Educational Needs school, together with early years education and childcare, delivered in phases over 30 years.

Health and wellbeing will be embedded within Otterpool Park and we are committed to providing excellent healthcare facilities on site, delivered in a way that suits today’s lifestyles.

Otterpool Park will be distinctive in its own character, culture, diversity and traditions. It will have strong associations with the countryside and communities around it, in particular with the culture and creativity of nearby Folkestone and charm and heritage of Hythe. Phase one will provide a new town centre and a new public park – Westenhanger Castle park, adjacent to Westenhanger Castle. It will provide the first new homes, as well as commercial, retail and community facilities.

It will be home to a school, leisure facilities and plenty of green spaces for everyone to enjoy. The town centre will directly link to Westenhanger station approach.