21st century Kent - a blueprint for the county's future
Last year, Kent County Council launched “Unlocking Kent’s
Potential”, our framework for regeneration across the county of
A vision of what Ebbsfleet could look like in
It identified the need to forward plan and develop a new vision
for regeneration. Looking more widely at economic prosperity, it
set out a series of challenges that called for strategies on:
- Business sectors
- Integrated Transport
- Later Life
- What Price Growth?
As part of this project, we commissioned Sir Terry Farrell to
produce a wide-ranging spatial vision for Kent, making clear our
ambitions for the future. Read Sir Terry's exciting blueprint for
the county's future
21st Century (PDF, 1.72mb). To turn this vision into
action, further detailed work is being developed with District and
Borough Councils, Medway Council, and with local businesses and
communities, as we know that only in partnership will our shared
ambitions be achieved.
In a different era, the Victorians conceived what was needed to
make Britain the most successful country in the world. For example,
in the planning of London they had the vision to build the
Underground in advance of constructing most of central London as we
know it today. Birmingham under Joseph Chamberlain provides another
example of such forward thinking and civic leadership.
Visionary forward planning is exactly what Kent needs to do now.
What the Victorians started in the 19th Century, we need to do
again now in Kent.
Paul Carter, Leader KCC, January 2010