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Deangate Community Parklands Consultation

By Jenny Allen Stoke Parish Council (Kent)

Thursday, 24 August 2023


Stoke Parish Council (Kent) Contributor


Please see the latest information from Medway Council regarding their six-week consultation period, concerning the transformation of the current Deangate site into Community Parklands.


We want to improve public access to green spaces across Medway and our Deangate Community Parkland proposals are one way of doing this, transforming a site that doesn’t provide formal access, into a new parkland that can be enjoyed by local residents and wildlife.

The Deangate Community Parkland will form an important part of the overall Strategic Environmental Management Strategy. This will provide a network of open spaces designed to protect wildlife and ecology, while also creating new public open spaces for residents.

We’re running a six-week consultation on plans to improve the green space at Deangate Ridge – the site of the former golf course.

You'll have the opportunity to have your say on the latest plans before a planning application is submitted to create the new parkland. We’re currently exploring funding options to bring forward this exciting project.

The improvements that local residents and visitors can enjoy will include:

  • New picnic areas
  • Improved access to amazing viewpoints across the grasslands
  • New cycle paths
  • New paths for walkers and dog walkers
  • New public signage providing info on the local habitats that are based at the site

Deangate Ridge plays home to a range of wildlife, including nightingales pipistrelle bats, slow worms and great crested newts. Among the improvements to protect these important habitats will include enhanced woodland blocks of trees. Larger areas of open meadow will also be retained with an aim to establish more species of wildlife in the grasslands.

Come along to our public events

Visit our Deangate Community Parkland events and take a look at our latest proposals for a new community parkland.

This is a chance to meet our project team and ask any questions you have.

The free events are taking place at the following locations:

  • High Halstow Village Hall: Tuesday, 29 August 2023 from 4pm to 9pm
  • Hoo Sports Centre: Monday, 4 September 2023 from 3pm to 7pm.

We will update you on any additional events that are added.

Contact Information

Jenny Allen

Find Stoke Parish Council (Kent)

50 Pepys Way, Strood, Lower Stoke, Rochester, Kent, ME2 3LL