From Princes Parade in the East to Martello Lakes in the west, Hythe like other towns and villages in the district, is an area where developers like to build.
Otterpool Park three miles to the North West of Hythe, Kingston Homes wants to develop the north side of Station Rd, Rewd Ltd wish to develop the old Smiths Medical site, and now Holbrook Griffith Developments Ltd wish to devlop the Ebbor House site on Barrack Hill.
Potential development by Holbrook Griffith Development Ltd
Holbrook Griffith Developments Ltd, owned by Nick Dowling (pictured) and Anthony Town are proposing a residential development of up to 54 dwellings, within landscaped gardens on land at Barrack Hill and London Road, Hythe. Nick is a registered Architect.
Holbrook have built a website where you the public can see what they are proposing and can comment on their proposals at an early stage.
The proposals they say “gives you the opportunity to tell us your views prior to the submission of the planning application.”
Ebbor House has been owned by Dr Zoe Phillips who passed away last year. David Kenyon Vaughan of Hythe, Michael John Kenyon Vaughan (former Saltwood Parish Cllr & Chairman) of London and Helen Elizabeth Vaughan of Norwich, since 1995, according to the Land Registry.
On the 25 January 2006 a deed was made between Dr Zoe Phillips, David Kenyon Vaughan, Michael John Kenyon Vaughan and Helen Elizabeth Vaughan and Kingston Village Homes Limited – the previous name for Kingston Homes Ltd who are interested in developing Station Rd. However it would appear this deed has now lapsed.
Of course, the developer says they’ll be benefits such as:
critical community infrastructure via CIL contributions and, where necessary, Section 106 contributions.
Rates payable on the new properties will produce new income into Folkestone and Hythe district council.
The development will take into account and protect much of the existing landscaping and mature tree cover.
Proposals are based on the enhancement of the existing landscape to provide improved biodiversity and increased habitat for native species.
Affordable housing will be provided to allow for first time buyers and key workers to live and work in Hythe.
The house where the exit will potentially be onto London Rd, No 12, is owned by Sean Duprey & Helen Vaughan and has been in their ownership since Aug 2006, and cost £275,000, according to the Land Registry.
Wherever you look across Hythe, there is development happening. Development in the pipeline, or development about to enter the pipeline, some call it progress.
East Kent is the key housing growth area for the County. Developers big or small will not make Hythe an exception.
What with 10,000 homes due to be built within three miles of Hythe at Otterpool Park.
1,050 homes to be built at Martello Lakes
150 homes at Princes Parade,
55 homes at the Station Rd site
54 homes (mainly flats) on the Ebbor House site