Between Jan 2015 and July 2021, Folkestone & Hythe District Council and it’s company Oportunitas Ltd have purchased seventy three pieces of land and/or property, which has cost the council in excess of £75 million according to Land Registry documents. If one adds in fees and stamp duty on the land & property the cost rises to in excess of £80 million pounds.
All property excluding land owned by FHDC & Oportunitas Ltd purchased between 2015 – July 2021
Much of the land – as opposed to property – purchased by the Council (Jan 2015 – July 2021) does not have a price attached to it on it title deed document, nor does it have a postcode and as such is NOT plotted on the map above.
Below is a spreadsheet of all land and property owned by the Council up to and including 2 July 2021, taken from the land registry database.
Not all the land and property purchased has been at the old Folkestone Racecourse, as evidenced by the map above.
FHDC and Oportunitas Ltd have purchased land and property in:
St Mary’s Bay
Hythe – (including an unknown piece of land at Princes Parade in 2017)
Folkestone – (It does not show FHDC own Ship Street yet)
None of the properties on the Royal Victoria Hospital site are included as they are not finished yet.
Have Folkestone & Hythe District Council become a property developer – investor, either in its own right, or via one of the number of companies it now owns. We’ll leave you to ponder that.
The Shepway Vox Team
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