Planning Consent Granted 18 July 2019

Following the formal grant of planning consent on 18 July 2019  we have now instructed our solicitors to request a judicial review of the planning decision and so will need to collect the monies pledged towards our legal costs.

If you have already made a pledge or are able to make a donation please contact us on


Get Together on the Canal Friday 26th July

Join us for a gathering on the canal  to celebrate all that’s good about Prince’s Parade from 5-9m on Friday 26th July.

We will be in the picnic area on the north bank of the canal adjacent to the canal path about 400 yards west of the Sea Road bridge and 50 yards of the 2nd bridge.

There will be music from Lorraine Lucas and Diane Dunn, poetry and good company.

Come and meet with your community, share ideas and stand in solidarity to protect Princes Parade.

Bring your own chairs and picnic blankets.




Full Council Meeting 26 June 2019

At a meeting of full council on 26th June 2019 a motion was passed to withdraw the planning application and to start work on a planning application for the leisure centre at Martello Lakes. However the Monitoring Officer claims this decision is not binding on cabinet. We wait to see how Davis Monk the Leader of the council will respond to this.

Badger Survey

The council have announced that there will be ecologists surveying Princes Parade for badger activity today.

New Public Consultation

The Addendum to the ES (Environmental Statement) has just been released for public consultation with a closing date of 22 June 2019. The notice issued by the planners is unhelpful since it does not enable you to download this massive 69 MB report. It addresses the new scheme for draining surface water into the canal. We are currently assessing the report to enable us to provide guidance.

You can read the report here: ES Addendum


New Committee Members

Now that Lesley & Jim are councillors they have resigned as members and committee members of Save Princes Parade. We are delighted to announce that two new committee members were appointed in their place last night. Stephen and Jean.Jean will be chair and Elaine (our existing membership secretary) will take over the role of Treasurer.

New Councillors

We are delighted to announce that Jim Martin and Lesley Whybrow were elected to Folkestone & Hythe District Councillors on 2 May.

Sadly that means that they have now resigned their positions on the SPP committee and their memberships.

We are sure that they will continue to fight to save Princes Parade and we wish them all the best in their new roles.

We will announce their replacements on the committee as soon as possible.


Tram Shelter Saved

A small piece of good news. The council says that the Tram Shelter is to be retained as a feature within proposed central area of public open space. The detail and interpretation of its history will be worked up in due course.