Government backing for council development plans

Two sites being developed by Folkestone & Hythe District Council have today received Government backing, meaning affordable homes for local people will be built faster.


The planned developments at Biggins Wood and Princes Parade will benefit from grants from Home England's Accelerated Development fund to the tune of almost £3million.

Together, the projects will provide more than 220 new homes, including almost 70 affordable homes. Homes England is providing the grant to accelerate the building programme across both sites.

Cllr David Monk, Leader of Folkestone & Hythe District Council, said the funding announcement was excellent news for the district.

Our proposals will bring new life to both these sites and provide much-needed family homes for local residents.
It's encouraging to receive this endorsement from Government who share our view that these ambitious developments are important for the district and should proceed without delay.
At Biggins Wood, we are maximising the use of brownfield land and at Princes Parade we are making use of a dormant, contaminated site. Both developments will provide welcome opportunities for local companies during the construction phase.
The grants mean we can start work sooner and will provide an important boost to the local economy quicker than expected. Cllr David Monk, Leader of Folkestone & Hythe District Council

Published on 08 October 2018