Community-led vision & design, Chatham

“This is exactly the sort of regeneration that Chatham needs right now. It is great to see these plans to transform this underused area which will vastly improve the appearance of Chatham town centre. I endorse the project and will always support initiatives that seek to bring the community onside and actively listen to the views of local people. Development should always have the support of the community and improve the feel of the area, so I am glad to support this new vision. I look forward to continuing to work closely with the Forum on this scheme as we put the heart back into Chatham.”

– Kelly Tolhurst, MP


“I must say I am really impressed with this. The approach has been thorough and properly thought through, with a high level of meaningful and properly targeted consultation. You have involved the whole community in the process, and you have really aimed at achieving a fully inclusive approach, reaching as many representative people groups in the local area of Chatham. The result is an ambitious and interesting development proposal with lots of good ideas and appropriate use of the space available on this particular site.”

– Julian Perry, Chief Executive, Chatham Maritime Trust


“This is a really exciting project! Exactly what development should be: a community-led, people-oriented project to create beautiful and sustainable homes and places to work. This project has heart and is about putting the pride and prosperity back into Chatham’s historic town centre. It has my full support.”

– Tracey Crouch, MP


Since summer 2021, the neighbourhood planning group, Arches Chatham Neighbourhood Forum (ACNF), has been working with Create Streets to put together a community-led vision and masterplan for a town centre site in Chatham. The site represents a hugely influential site for securing a greener, healthier, and happier future for the people of Chatham. We will show that that it is not only possible to work with communities, but that by doing so, we achieve something more sustainable, more liveable, and more beautiful.



Arches Chatham Neighbourhood Forum (ACNF)