Our plans to sustain the Harbour and Seafront through the delivery of up to 1,000 new homes are making significant progress.
- Work is progressing strongly. Construction is under way on Plot B – known as Shoreline – which will deliver a collection of 84 townhouse and apartments.
- Plot C, with 110 new homes, is also the subject of a detailed planning application submitted to Folkestone & Hythe District Council with a decision expected later this summer following a two-day exhibition.
- Plans for Plot A, with its 13 apartments and proposals for Leas Lift Square, have also been submitted to the Council.
- Proposals for Plot D1, with five interconnecting buildings with 96 new homes split across five storeys offering a mix of one to four bed apartments and duplexes, have also been submitted.
Local residents, and visitors, will have seen the transformation of Folkestone Harbour and Seafront in recent years – making it one of the district’s most popular destinations for a day out.
The investment by Folkestone Harbour & Seafront Development Company has, and continues to, improve the area and transform its fortunes. We are proud to have created new and attractive spaces that local people and visitors can enjoy. We have repaired, restored and enhanced the Harbour Arm, station, viaduct and swing bridge, signal box and lighthouse, each important heritage assets that can now be properly appreciated again.
In addition to these heritage restorations, we installed an interactive fountain for local residents and visitors to enjoy, as well as constructing the boardwalk, connecting the Harbour Arm with the Lower Leas Coastal Park.
Seafront regeneration continues
Businesses that call the Harbour Arm their home have increased from five food outlets in 2017 to an estimated 60 by the end of 2022. The current 40 independent businesses employ more than 150 people, and in the last 12 months we doubled our number of employees to 26. We are proud to have created an incubation space for new local businesses that go on to thrive and employ their own staff.
On the Harbour Arm, the Goods Yard has increased its capacity. Thanks to the Harbour Screen, it can host free sports and cinema events for local people to enjoy. A new adventure golf course and café next to the Little Rock restaurant and Pilot beach bar will open shortly, adding to the popularity of Beachside.
Despite the challenges of the last two years, we have continued to invest in the town and play our part in making Folkestone a fantastic place to live, work and visit.
Delivering new homes
Construction is under way on Plot B – known as Shoreline – which will deliver a collection of 84 townhouse and apartments. Plans to build 110 new homes on Plot C have been submitted to Folkestone & Hythe District Council.
Plot A, with 13 apartments, plus new public realm at Leas Lift Square was recently presented to the public during a two-day exhibition and will be the subject of a forthcoming planning application.