History and timeline for Biggins Wood
Our ambitions to build more homes and create more jobs in the district were underpinned in January 2017 when we bought the 10-acre Biggins Wood site for £1.5m.
The site, in Cheriton, already had outline planning permission and had been earmarked for development for many years, but nothing was being built. That's why we stepped in.
We're looking to deliver 77 homes - including affordable homes - and create 50,000 square feet of high quality, modern workspace.
The council announces it bought the 10-acre site for £1.5m. It already has planning permission for development and the council intends to start on site in 2017. It has permission for 77 homes, including 23 affordable homes, along with high quality, modern workspace.
Council takes decision under urgency procedures to buy land at Biggins Wood, Caesars Way, Cheriton, Folkestone.
Planning permission granted for the erection of 77 dwelling houses, construction of estate road and provision of open space, landscaping and parking being pursuant to outline planning permission Y13/0024/SH.
Y16/0403/SH - Land Rear of Church and Dwight Caesars Way Folkestone Kent
Outline planning permission granted for a mixed use development of commercial/office (660sq.m.) and industrial/storage units (5142 sq.m.) (Class B1 B8) as well as 77 residential dwellings together with associated car parking, open space, landscaping, pedestrian link and reconfiguration of vehicular access off Caesars Way.
Y13/0024/SH - Land Rear of Church and Dwight Caesars Way Folkestone Kent