Support New Homes

Published: 17 May 2020

Dover Fastrack is backed by central government with £16.1m from a Homes England funding programme designed to help stimulate new housing development. DDC is working on the plans in partnership with Kent County Council.

A key part of the managed expansion of Whitfield as a place to live and work, Fastrack also supports the sustainable development of new housing at the former Connaught Barracks site, owned by Homes England.

Cllr Nigel Collor, DDC’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Licencing, said: “Fastrack has the potential to unlock development in the district by better connecting our key sites for new homes with the town centre and Dover Priory, as well as meeting our aspirations to cut carbon emissions by providing real alternatives to the car for local journeys.”

KCC Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Michael Payne said: “This project being between Dover District Council and Kent County Council shows partnership working at its best. It is public transport friendly and intends to use the Fastrack brand, itself already a proven format to give a quality service.

“People are able to find out more about this exciting scheme for Dover and give us their views on what is being proposed.

“This bus priority scheme would offer a big opportunity for the way people travel around Dover with buses having priority on the proposed express route as well as encouraging more cycling and walking in the area.”

Have your say

Residents can complete a short online questionnaire by midnight on Sunday, 26 July, email, or write to the Strategic Delivery Manager (Infrastructure), Dover District Council, White Cliffs Business Park, Dover, CT16 3PJ