Kent

Revised Rochester Riverside plans get go ahead

Rochester riverside Image copyright Medway Council
Image caption The proposals for the 74 acre site include about 1,500 new homes, a new primary school, office space, shops and restaurants

Revised plans for the regeneration of 74 acres of Rochester Riverside in Kent have been approved.

The proposals include about 1,500 new homes, a new primary school, office space, shops and restaurants.

Locals had their say on the development during a six-week consultation.

Their suggestions led to the inclusion of a pedestrian bridge, more shops, and the possibility of open-air entertainment. The site is the largest of the Thames Gateway sites in Medway.

Medway Council, which approved the plans on Tuesday, said the riverside would become "a new neighbourhood and destination", connected to the historic heart of Rochester and the new £26m railway station due to open next year.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites