Work begins

Dover District Council (DDC) has broken ground on three development sites that will together provide 50 new affordable homes. All of the homes will be available for rent by local people on the Council’s waiting list.

The developments at Napchester Road in Whitfield (26 homes); Kimberley Close in Dover (16 homes); and, Stockdale Gardens in Deal (8 homes) are the latest phase in the biggest programme of new council housing built in the district in a generation.

DDC plans to build up to 500 new affordable homes.

Both the Kimberley Close and Stockdale Gardens developments are brownfield sites formerly occupied by Council garages. They are for social rent and will provide interim accommodation for people who find themselves homeless before they move into permanent homes.

The Napchester Road site is being developed by the Council as part of the Whitfield Urban Expansion. It will provide a mix of one and two-bedroom flats along with two, three, and four- bedroom houses for affordable rent. A single five-bedroom house is also being built.

All three developments are being built by Folkestone-based, Jenner Group.

DDC has also submitted plans for a further 24 new homes at Poulton Close in Dover.

By Ed