Site adjacent to Graham Plumbers’ Merchant

Dover, Kent

Closing Date for Offers: Friday 25th February 2022

The site is located under one mile from Dover town centre, which offers a good range of local shops and services as well as the new St James and Leisure Park with it’s large Next store, M&S Foodhall, Nando’s and Cineworld cinema. A little further to the south is Dover Marina and the De Bradelei Wharf factory outlet  shop. Opposite the site on Cherry Tree Avenue is an Aldi supermarket.

The site is c. 0.24 ha (c. 0.6 acres) in size and has a road frontage of around 28m to Coombe Valley Road. The site broadens to around 40m in depth further into the site. It is a disused commercial site formerly occupied by a Plumbers’ Merchant with a relatively modern retail warehouse on the corner of London Road and Coombe Valley Road and a range of associated buildings, of various quality, to the rear separated by a large area of hardstanding. The site has been split and the modern retail warehouse to the corner frontage is to remain, while the rear buildings are to be demolished  to make way for the sites redevelopment. There are currently two vehicle crossovers onto the site from Coombe Valley Road.

A Member Resolution to Grant Planning Permission subject to the Section 106 Agreement was made at Planning Committee on the 12th August 2021 under planning reference DOV/20/01237. The proposal was for the erection of a four-storey building incorporation 40 no. apartments with new vehicle access, parking and landscaping at the rear of the site. There is no requirement for any affordable housing and the whole scheme is of private tenure.


Contact : Graeme Dowd