Otterpool Park Update: The first but not the last
Back in Jan of this year, Folkestone & Hythe District Council decided to set aside £3.675 million for land and property acquisition within the boundary of the Otterpool Park Site
On July 18th at Cabinet it was sanctioned that some of that £3.675 million could be spent. Of course the decision to hold this part of the agenda in public did not happen and both the press and the public were politely ejected.
Within weeks the Council sprung into action and began negotiating the purchase of property.
On the 28th Sept, Folkestone & Hythe District Council paid £500,000 for The Willows on the A20. The property became the council’s property on the 2/10/2018 according to documents at the land register.
The Willows A20 – Google My Maps
Purchased by F&HDC as is in boundary of Otterpool Park
These council “loans” are presumably repaid via Council Tax, so residents of F&HDC are paying for the Private Sector to make profits while giving little or nothing back, as such a scale of development is unnecessary. I wonder who will foot the bill for the infrastructure improvements required – it certainly will not be the developers imho.