This is something most of us would surely like to see more often: housing development on brownfield sites.
Proposals for 185 new homes in two such locations have been approved by Dover District Council’s planning committee.
Planning permission was granted for 150 homes at the former Buckland Hospital site, with backing for another 35 at the former Stalco engineering works in Great Mongeham.
Both brownfield sites were allocated for housing development in DDC’s Allocations Local Plan.
Nick Kenton, DDC’s portfolio holder for planning, said: “I welcome the committee’s decision to approve these sites for housing development, which will go some considerable way towards meeting the target set by the government to build 629 new homes in the district every year.
“The development of brownfield sites is challenging but one that we need to embrace if we are to reduce the pressure to build on greenfield sites.”
Wednesday, July 24, 2019