Highsted Park is a proposal for a mixed-use development that incorporates game-changing
infrastructure and air quality improvements for the residents and businesses of Sittingbourne, Swale and the South-East.

8,400 New Homes including Affordable and Retirement Provision.

A new, privately funded junction onto the M2 (J5a) and the creation of the Southern Relief Road and completion of the Northern Relief Road.

4 new primary schools and 1 new secondary school.

850 acres of new publicly accessible parks, amenity and outdoor space.

Pioneering green technology to create a carbon neutral development.

Highly sustainable development encouraging alternative modes of transport.

A state-of-the-art sports hub anchored by Sittingbourne FC.

New medical facilities working with the Integrated Care Board.


The two planning applications for Highsted Park have been validated by Swale Borough Council.

21/503906/EIOUT – Land West of Teynham

21/503914/EIOUT –  Land South and East of Sittingbourne

You can access the application files via the links above, where you can comment on the planning application to support the proposals. Alternatively you can write an email to planningcomments@midkent.gov.uk with the application number in the subject line.

To learn more about the Highsted Park proposals, you can read the application guide here.

Please find the validation letter for application 21/503906/EIOUT here.

Please find the validation letter for application 21/503914/EIOUT here.


Our transformation plan

1.7m sq.ft of new employment space as a major expansion to the thriving Kent Science Park

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8,400 new homes including 2,352 affordable, set over 3 new villages

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Delivering tangible benefits for the whole community

Transport infrastructure
  • Fully integrated road network
  • Helps create a modal shift
  • Privately funded
Creation of jobs for the entire community
  • 5,000 new jobs for local people
  • 80 acres of new commercial space
  • Opportunities in high growth sectors
Housing delivery
  • 8,400 New Homes
  • Policy compliant  Affordable
  • Retirement Provision and self-build opportunities 
Green credentials
  • Energy efficient homes
  • Integrated bike lanes
  • Home PV panel with battery