This speculated that a company by the name of RVH Folkestone Limited owned and controlled by former Sandgate Parish Cllr Leo Livingston Griggs, might well purchase the old and dilapated part of the Royal Victoria Hospital which is in the Places and Policies Local Plan under policy UA3. We can confirm that Leo via his company RVH Folkestone Ltd has purchased the site from KCC for £1.25 million. Development will be permitted for 16 new homes through residential conversion of the original Victorian building. The rear part of the site should be cleared to provide approximately 26 new build dwellings.
Kent County Council purchased the site for £400,000 plus £73,500 in fees on the 14 April 2017. In a little over a eighteen months KCC tripled the price when they sold the land onto RVH Folkestone Ltd for £1,250,000 million, on the 1st Nov 2018. A bit of good business for KCC and the taxpayer.
It was never a coincidence to the Shepwayvox Team that former Sandgate Cllr Leo Griggs was going to purchase it.
Dan Gooding, Alliance Construction Manager (left) , Leo Griggs, Alliance Director (centre) and Cllr Alan Ewart-James, Cabinet (right)
We wish Leo the best of luck in building the flats and houses. We are quite sure they’ll be no problems with planning as the site is in the Local Plan and any local residents objections can be dealt with swiftly.
The Shepwayvox Team – Journalism for the People NOT the Powerful