A planning application has been submitted to Dover District Council for the creation of The Seahive, a surf wellness resort on the site of a former colliery spoil tip in Betteshanger Country Park, Kent.

£40 million flagship project near Deal will be integral to the wider country park which already attracts in excess of 200,000 visitors per year.

The overall masterplan for the 15-acre site will feature a Wavegarden Cove surf lagoon with 20 types of artificial waves, for beginners and experts alike.

The vision for the project is to create a hub of activity and sports facilities for the local community, including educational activities for schools, surf lessons, space for co-working and events and much more.

The Seahive was created by founder Jim Storey, an avid surfer and mental health advocate, he is keen that the project reflects the authenticity of the ethos and has taken great measures to put in place extensive sustainability and ecology requirements to make the site a sustainable and viable project.

“My vision has always been far greater than just creating an inland surf lagoon.
The Seahive is a purpose-driven, inclusive business anchored around the power of blue health and its impact on both physical and mental wellbeing.”

“We are passionate about creating an immersive, authentic destination that empowers people to push boundaries in a safe environment, improves and protects wellbeing, encourages communities to connect, creates environmental changemakers, equips kids with knowledge and self-belief, increases tourism, supports local businesses and generates hundreds of jobs.”

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