The Highsted Park proposal solves a significant issue that affects the functioning and economic success of the entire South East. With land secured, the proposal involves the building of a new junction on the M2 (J5a) and the creation of the Southern Relief Road and the completion of the Northern Relief Road to provide a fully functioning road network.
Crucially this results in a doubling of the number of motorway junctions serving the area and through the concept of land value capture the road is built giving the South East, Swale and Sittingbourne a major economic boost.
As a piece of infrastructure of local, regional and national importance there are huge benefits to job creation, air quality, housing delivery, road functioning and the economic success of the area through unlocking the potential of Kent Science Park, Eurolink and the wider business community.
The proposal at Highsted Park has been designed to contribute significantly to the housing, employment and infrastructure needs of Swale over the next 30 years through the delivery of high quality, low carbon communities in which to live and work.