The development of the redundant underground reservoirs at the top of Broomhill
The work started in July by
Hillstone Homes in the area around the communications mast at the top of Gorse
Road. The reservoirs, which were about 5 metres deep, had their tops demolished
to create a huge open area. Hillstone homes then began excavating the bank in
the area west of Gorse Road and adjacent to the allotments. The soil from the
excavations has been used to fill the old reservoirs. In the meantime, the work
in the excavated area has moved on and foundations are now ready for the 4
houses which are being built there. They will sit deep into the site. The
infilled reservoirs are currently being used to hold the surplus soil. Eventually much of this will be used in the
house construction as backfilling. We have worked closely with Hillstone Homes
and Medway Council to produce a plan whereby the infilled reservoirs will be
landscaped to create an open area that will link the Farm Hill Road entrance to
the main Park and Old Orchard. This new area will have a path network, benches
and a new viewpoint which will look over the Thames and Medway. It will be the
highest point in Strood! As part of the Planning Consent, the area will
eventually be owned and maintained by Friends of Broomhill and is anticipated
that the area will be completed by late 2024/early 2025.
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Keeping the park safe, clean & tidy
Please use the dustbins provided in the park, if these are full please take your litter home. If you spot an issue with litter in our park please report it using the link below.
Spot a different issue in the park?
Report anti-social behaviour or vandalism immediately to Kent Police on 101 or click here and Medway Council on 01634-333333 (Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm) or click here