Dover District Council has approved the details of the planning permission for the first phase of the redevelopment of the former Connaught Barracks site, owned by Homes England.
Kent-based developer, Ramac Holdings, has received approval to build 64 new two, three and four bedroom homes on land previously occupied by the Officers’ Mess and work on phase one is expected to start this summer.
The site offers impressive views across Dover and out to the English Channel. It sits adjacent to Fort Burgoyne which The Land Trust is currently restoring with a view to permanently opening to the public. Particular attention has been paid to the scale and design of the development in relation to Dover Castle, Fort Burgoyne’s Western Battery Wing, and the town.
Cllr Keith Morris, Leader of Dover District Council, said: “We’re delighted to see progress at Connaught Barracks, identified as a major regeneration and housing development site in the Adopted Core Strategy and bringing an exciting range of new homes in a fantastic location.”
Barry Cummins, General Manager for Land Acquisition at Homes England, said: “We are committed to working with ambitious partners to accelerate housing delivery. I’m delighted that Dover District Council has granted planning permission for the first phase of development on the iconic and historic Connaught Barracks site providing much needed new homes for the local community.”
James Hambling, Director of Ramac Holdings, said: “We are very pleased that planning permission has been granted and look forward to delivering this stunning development which will capitalise on the history, location and captivating views from the site. Early enquiries for homes are very welcome, for information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Dover District Council is currently considering a planning application for 300 new homes on the rest of the Connaught Barracks site (planning reference number: 19/00447).
Posted on 21 June 2019