Folkestone Harbour and Seafront Development Company has announced that work will start shortly to build the first 84 homes of the seafront development. Folkestone-based Jenner Contractors Ltd will build this phase at the western end of the site, which received detailed planning permission at the end of 2018.
Design has been undertaken by award winning architects ACME, who have developed detailed proposals that take full advantage of the location overlooking the English Channel to create an outstanding new community in which to live, work and visit. Outline planning for the entire harbour and seafront site, including up to 1000 new homes, was secured in 2015.
The new homes will be close to the Leas Lift and Coastal Park and will feature spectacular views out to sea and along the coast. As well as private gardens the development will include shingle gardens that lead to the Boardwalk and to the beach beyond, and a new piazza will be created at the base of the Leas Lift.
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In September 2018 the Folkestone Harbour and Seafront Development Company held a public exhibition on proposals for the first phase of the redevelopment of Folkestone seafront. We invited people to join us at the exhibition to show how our plans are developing.
In 2015 we were granted outline planning consent for a mixed use development, including new homes, cafes and restaurants, as well as extensive recreational space. In April 2018 a series of amendments to this planning consent (based on the masterplan) were also approved.
The exhibition was a chance to see our plans and hear about how the seafront is changing, meet the team and get your questions answered. If you were unable to come to the exhibition but would like to find out more, you can download a copy of the boards presented here.
It is our intention that the Folkestone Harbour and Seafront development will become an outstanding place in which to live, making the most of its prime location so close to the town centre, historic Leas promenade and the beach.
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