The Beacon at Deal

An innovative development of one and two bedroom homes in Deal, Kent.

Foster & Payne have begun planning for an innovative development of one and two bedroom houses and maisonettes on West Street in Deal, Kent.

 

Inside render of the Beacon at Deal

Inside 3D render of the Beacon at Deal development

 

Revised proposals for new flats and maisonettes are being brought forward on the former MOT Centre site in West Street, Deal.

Kent-based developer Foster and Payne is finalising the proposals for 17 new homes on this brownfield site, which is a great location for new homes due to its convenient and sustainable location in Deal town centre. The site benefits from easy access to Deal Train Station and shops and services in the town, all just a short walk from the site.

The plans would provide 13 flats and four maisonettes in the town centre, where properties are in high demand and are often quickly snapped up. This demand, combined with a lack of properties, raises prices and makes it challenging for local people to get on the housing ladder.

Foster and Payne has reviewed the plans and made positive changes to address the reasons for refusal of the previous scheme brought forward earlier this year. Local stakeholders are being briefed on the proposals, ahead of submitting a planning application to the District Council.

The site, which is located next to the Sainsbury’s and the telephone exchange building in West Street, would act as a transitional development between these modern buildings and more traditional properties along West Street.

The new scheme now includes more brickwork and flint to reflect existing neighbouring properties in the local area. In addition, frosted glass will be used in windows on the first and second floors facing Anchor Lane to protect the privacy of existing neighbouring properties.

 

Visualisation of the Beacon at Deal development in-situ

Visualisation of the Beacon at Deal development in-situ

 

Visualisation of the Beacon at Deal development in-situ

Visualisation of the Beacon at Deal development in-situ

 

Visualisation of the Beacon at Deal development in-situ

Visualisation of the Beacon at Deal development in-situ behind Sainsbury’s

 

In light of its accessible location in the town centre, the intention from the outset has been to promote a car free scheme, with no on-site parking spaces proposed, but including storage for 34 bicycles. This reflects the District Council’s approach to development in sustainable locations. It also means that, should planning permission be granted, prospective purchasers are likely to be those who do not own or require a car, either because they use public or other non-car transport to get to work, shops or local services.

Rob Harley at Foster and Payne, said: “We have worked hard to try and respond positively to the issues raised with our previous scheme. The site is in a highly sustainable and accessible location in Deal town centre, an area much in demand for new homes.

“We are currently finalising the plans and engaging with local stakeholders and look forward to submitting amended plans to Dover District Council in due course.”

We welcome all comments and feedback, so please share your thoughts with us by email: info@thebeaconatdeal.com