The site of the former Connaught Barracks sits in an elevated position opposite Dover Castle with fine views across the town, port and English Channel.
Owned by the Homes England the site is allocated for residential development (C3 use) with a view to extending the upper-mid market range of family accommodation in Dover town.
The first part of the site to be developed is the Officers Mess. Construction of 64 units is anticipated to commence by the end of 2019.
Masterplan proposals for up to 300 new homes on the main Connaught Barracks site were unveiled by Homes England in January 2019. The new development is set to enhance the rich heritage context of Fort Burgoyne and Dover Castle, and incorporate a landscape setting that is sensitive to the neighbouring Kent Downs AONB. Dover Road will also be diverted, taking the route through the scheme leading to a new junction on Castle Hill Road (A258).
A planning application will be submitted to Dover District Council shortly.
Public Exhibition - January 2019