Cllr Paul Watkins, Leader of Dover District Council, said: "We're exploring options for the delivery of up to 500 new affordable homes, including building new council houses and working with registered social landlords to unblock any obstacles to affordable housing on new developments.
"We're delivering our vision for a broader range and quality of housing stock across the district. With our Core Strategy and Land Allocations Plan both now adopted, and the robust financial position of our Housing Revenue Account, we can now pursue a more ambitious plan to build more affordable homes."
Dover District Council recently built three new council houses in Elvington, the first in the district in over 20 years. Other affordable housing developments completed or currently being worked on in the district include:
- Phase 1A, Aylesham (53 units)
- Phase 1A, Whitfield (26 units)
- Cornfields, Cranleigh Drive, Whitfield (40 units)
- Harold Street, Dover (40 units)
- Castle Street, Dover (8 units)
- King Street, Dover (3 units)
- St Giles Road, Aycliffe (12 units)
- Sholden Fields (69 units) & Church Lane (69 units), Sholden
- Station Road, Walmer (69 units)
- College Road, Deal (16 units)
- Mill Road, Deal (8 units)
- Sampson Court, Mongeham Road, Deal (81 units)
Commenting on the proposals to freeze Council Tax, Cllr Paul Watkins concluded: "Despite further cuts in central government funding, we're once again presenting a balanced budget and freezing Council Tax for residents. DDC continues to have one of the lowest Council Tax rates in Kent."