So we are under starters orders. The Otterpool Park planning application; which we said at the beginning of this month had a provisional date of 4 April 2023, has now been [...]
Provisional date set for Otterpool Park Planning application to be heard
So eight years and five months after Folkestone & Hythe District Council purchased the land at Otterpool Lane, from the Champney Brothers for £5m, the planning [...]
Sunningdale House Developments Ltd make offer to buy Princes Parade.
Updated: 26 Feb 23 @09:15am We can confirm that Sunningdale House Developments Limited, are the company who have made an offer to buy Princes Parade, from Folkestone & [...]
Council look to sell Princes Parade to Property Developer & possibly Otterpool Park as well
“Do what ever it takes to make it stack up” Cllr Martin was of Course refering to Princes Parade at the Overview & Scrutiny Committee on Valentines Day. He [...]
Otterpool Park Update: Consultation opens on new information submitted
Further information relating to the Otterpool Park outline planning application – Y19/0257/FH – has been submitted. Otterpool Park, a 756 hectare site, is where [...]
SAGA Enbrook site intended for future housing.
Updated: 08/02/23 @ 17:55 No doubt you’ve heard, and possibly read, SAGA is to close its Kent headquarters at Enbrook (Sandgate) due to the changes in working [...]
Part 42: Princes Parade – further evidence of incompetence by Council
It never rains around here it just comes pouring down, says Mark Knopfler on the song It Never Rains, from the Love Over Gold album. And after today’s installment of a [...]
President of Hythe Town FC & Chairman of GSE Property Group to discuss new Community Stadium at private meeting at Hythe Imperial tomorrow.
Tomorrow at 10am a gathering of those who sit on Hythe Town Football Club (HTFC) will take place at The Imperial Hotel in Hythe (Kent) behind closed doors. Those who will [...]
Our public face throws hat into ring for forthcoming May elections
Before getting onto the part where our public face throws his hat into the ring for the forthcoming elections in May, there’s another matter to draw to your attention. [...]
Otterpool Park Update: Kent Ecological Advice Service query if Biodiversity Net Gain will exceed 20%.
It can’t be easy wanting to build a new town where you wish to build up to 10,000 homes. It would seem that Otterpool Park LLP, the master developer is running into [...]
Housing development at former St Saviour’s Hospital site in Hythe, in doubt
Detail, detail detail, the devil is in the detail. From the evidence publicly available it would appear for the former St Saviour Hospital reserved matters planning [...]
Council to press on with controversial Princes Parade redevelopment
Members should note however that there is a critical path which would need to be followed and this does not allow for any slippage, delay, or process frustration. Ever since [...]
Princes Parade Update: Are the 3 Options for Princes Parade based on engineered data?
We are aware Folkestone & Hythe District Council have placed Report Number C/22/73, into the public domain. The report sets out the three options for the future of the [...]
Princes Parade Update: Oscar Winning performances at full Council by Chris Farrell & Cllr Jim Martin
Where to begin, as there was so much discussed at last nights full Council, 30 Nov 2022. As they say though, the best place to begin is at the beginning So we’ll start [...]
Otterpool Park Update: First house for sale 1 Sept 2025
Andy Jarrett (pictured) the Managing Director of Otterpool Park LLP, has stated on the record, the date of the first house for sale at Otterpool Park development will be the [...]
The Bonker’s Architect gives his veiws on F51
It has created discussions not just locally, or nationally, but internationally. Love it, or loathe it, F51 is now a part of the urban landscape of Folkestone. It was [...]
A Bonkers Architect and Sir Roger De Haan’s take on the Regeneration of Folkestone
Last night – 09.11.22 – at Wards Hotel, Folkestone, Sir Roger De Haan (pictured) gave a talk about the regeneration of Folkestone at the AGM of Go Folkestone. He [...]
Otterpool Team to give briefing on the updated Planning Application
How many times does it take for you to listen to somebody who informs you, they don’t want it, or they object to what your offering? The Otterpool Park site is where [...]
All work and spending on Bigginswood must stop with immediate effect due to lapsed planning permission
Land at Bigginswood, Cheriton, was purchased in Dec 2016 under urgency powers by the then Coporate Director Dr Susan Priest. The price paid by the Council was £1.5m; which [...]
Princes Parade: Council recommend pausing current spending on project.
The Council have announced that a revised budget for Princes Parade in the order of some £47 to 49m is needed to deliver the project (£45.3m + £1.4m + 3% to 5% [...]
Inflation & Interest Rates have profound knock on effects to Princes Parade & Otterpool Park
For anybody who has been living on another planet, it is clear the recent events at national level have had a major impact on the lives of individuals, companies and local [...]
Otterpool Park Update: Hidden Agenda’s and Fair Value
Ever since the first piece of land was purchased by the Council at Otterpool, in Dec 2015, for £5m from the Champney Brothers, the fair value of the land has risen by 540%, [...]
Princes Parade: Lock, stock and two smoking farrell’s
Miss Chris Farrell – a former Military Police Officer – was passionate, very passionate when speaking about the petition she had lodged to be heard at Full [...]
Otterpool Park Update: new Otterpool company set up
On Monday, The Shepway Vox Team announced who the developers would be to build out phase one of Otterpool Park. Today we can announce a new Otterpool Company; was set up on [...]
Otterpool Park Update: We Name Developers for Phase One
Exclusive Updated: 26/09/22 @16:43 Back in July when the sun was warm, skies were clear and talk of a drought was sweeping its way across the nation’s media, we [...]