Crypt plan to clear Welcome to Dover eyesore site given go ahead

Contributed by editor on Jul 12, 2018 - 04:45 PM


Dover District Council has brought together the various land and property owners to agree a plan to clear the unsightly hoardings and overgrown vegetation from properties on the corner of York Street and Townwall Street in Dover within the next four weeks.

The work will start with vegetation clearance to enable the removal of the “Welcome to Dover” hoarding, and a comprehensive clear up of the site of The Crypt on Bench Street.


New hoardings will be erected on the corner of Bench Street, Townwall Street, York Street and Chapel Lane.


Cllr Keith Morris, Leader of Dover District Council, said: “We understand local frustration with this site, which is now in stark contrast to the new St James development.

“It’s a complex site, with land and buildings in multiple ownerships. Alongside this, The Crypt is also Grade II listed. I am pleased that we have reached agreement with the various interests to clear this area.

“We continue to work towards our ultimate goal, which is to see this whole area redeveloped and contribute to the regeneration of the town centre as part of the Waterfront Masterplan.”

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