Current regeneration projects
Bench Street clearance and the future of the Banksy - questions answered
We have been awarded a Future High Street Fund grant of £3.2m to deliver two key projects designed to increase footfall and local spending in Dover town centre.
Construction of Dover Fastrack, Kent’s first zero-emission bus service connecting Whitfield with Dover town centre and Dover Priory railway station is now underway.
We have been awarded £18.1 million from the Levelling up Fund to transform an area in Bench Street, Dover into an education campus, business centre and riverside parklet.
The Grade I Listed Maison Dieu (Dover Town Hall) is undergoing a £10.5m restoration thanks to a £4.27m grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Aylesham Garden Village is a development of up to 1,200 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom new homes plus retail units and leisure facilities.
We are working on detailed proposals for a new leisure centre in Deal. A decision will then be made in 2023 as to whether these plans should be taken to the next stage.
We have been allocated £1m from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to support the Government’s Levelling Up commitment over a three year period through three investment priorities - Communities and place, Supporting local business and People and skills.
Dover's new-look Market Square opened in August 2022 following a £3.6m programme of public realm improvements to create a modern and welcoming focal point. The project is funded by a grant of £2.44m from the Coastal Communities Fund and a £1.2m contribution from Dover District Council. Dover Town Council has also contributed to the project.
Dover District Leisure Centre opened to the public on Monday February 25 2019. The centre offers a wide range of facilities including 25m county standard swimming pool, 15m learner pool, 4 court sports hall, health & fitness studio, clip n climb wall, sauna and steam room, 2 outdoor 3G pitches and 2 squash courts.
St James is an 8 acre site that has transformed the retail and leisure offer in the heart of Dover town centre.