Riverside renovations to help improve town centre connections

Thursday, 14 December 2017
Riverside renovations in central Dover and repairs to the garages at the rear of Dolphin House have been given the go ahead by DDC's Cabinet. This is part of ongoing works to improve the appearance of the area and strengthen connections between the new St James development and other key areas in the town centre.

The works, which are due to start in the New Year and are expected to cost around £90,000, will include:
  • Removing overgrown vegetation from the river banks in the area behind Dolphin House garages and up to the Flying Horse Lane area
  • Replacing the riverside railings
  • Renovating and repairing the garages, including new roof coverings, new guttering, and repairs to the windows.

This follows recent news of a consultation on proposals for a mixed-use residential and commercial scheme for the former cinema site on Castle Street by the developer, Dover Heritage & Regeneration Ltd. 

Cllr Keith Morris, Leader of Dover District Council said: "The St James development is due for completion in February 2018. The area around the back of Dolphin House, around Flying Horse Lane, which was previously little used, will become one of the key links between St James and the Market Square, Cannon Street and Biggin Street, and it’s important that we invest in these improvements."

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