A new waterpark known as The Seahive could be cannonballing into Kent as early as 2025 – promising all sorts of aquatic adventures to attract wannabe Olympic swimmers.
It’s not just any old waterpark – if anything, it’s extra. It will include a ‘lagoon’ with 20 different wave types ranging from 0.5 to two metres high, rides for all ages and abilities, wellness facilities, cold water therapy, and even a small number of sustainably-designed holiday lodges.
What’s more, The Seahive plans to be as eco-friendly as possible, by reducing energy usage and investing in water-management and planting schemes. The project will also strive to be carbon-neutral, with renewable energy being used to power the waves.
There will also be a ‘learning hive’ running a full schedule of courses. It plans to support local children through surf therapy and educational intervention programmes.
A planning application for the £40 million project has been sent to Dover District Council. If it goes ahead, the park will sit on the site of a former colliery spoil tip in Betteshanger Country Park.
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