Journey time, accessibility, public realm and retail centre improvements to facilitate regeneration and growth.
Strood lies within the Thames Gateway, a designated area for the growth of new communities, with Medway highlighted in the Delivery Plan as a strategic location for
A number of interventions are proposed within the LGF bid to address the issue of poor journey times, improvements to pedestrian accessibility, new cycle facilities and urban realm enhancement. These will form an integrated package of traffic management measures and network improvements.
Within Strood, this funding would deliver a new station building with a new ticket hall, a better retail offer and a new forecourt to signficantly improve the customer experience.
Network Rail has already set aside funding for this project, subject to LEP match-funding being available. Works within Strood Town Centre will connect with and complement plans for the rail station and the total LGF funding bid includes for a sum of £1.25m match funding contribution to the Strood Station proposals.