Leading Kent developer Quinn Estates will begin work on an ambitious 100-acre re-development of the former Herne Bay golf club early next year after securing unconditional planning consent for a comprehensive mixed-use scheme.
The development has raised the bar by becoming one of the largest planning permissions granted within the Canterbury district.
The go-ahead from Canterbury City Council allows a sale of part of the residential element of the scheme to leading UK builder Redrow for circa £45million, one of the biggest land deals in Kent in the last decade.
Quinn Estates are fast becoming the go to developer for landowners, private equity groups and councils because of their track record for delivering high quality schemes that provide significant benefits for local communities, including around 900 jobs in the leisure and community sectors as a result of this scheme.
Herne Bay Sports Hub will include homes, office space, parkland and modern, eye-catching sports facilities,that have been developed in full consultation with local sports and community groups in this popular coastal town.
There will be 572 homes of mixed sizes and tenures, including 171 affordable houses, meeting local housing requirements and significantly contributing to the council’s five-year housing land supply. Medical and healthcare facilities to serve the community will also be built.
Mark Quinn, managing director, Quinn Estates, said: “Our vision is for a deliverable, mixed use proposal offering a once in a generation opportunity to provide extraordinary sporting facilities, which are fully supported by the Herne Bay residents.
“This is a scheme that from the start has had the needs of the community at its heart – from much needed homes that people want to live in to opportunities to transform the local sporting offer - I can’t wait to get work underway on site in the early part of 2016.”
The developer is also in talks with three companies looking to move into the 45,000sq ft. of commercial space that will offer the community a thriving place to work locally and develop business within the town.
The re-development of the former Herne Bay Golf Course site will also see a significant amount of publicly accessible space providing a range of recreational opportunities, connected to existing walking and cycling routes that surround the site.
Quinn Estates, and scheme partner Newmaquinn, will also deliver highway safety improvements along the Thanet Way (A2990) and contribute to further off site highway improvements.
This is one of 35 live projects currently within the Quinn Estates portfolio. To find out more, visit the company’s www.quinn-estates.com.
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