Latest plans for flats and houses in Plot E on the former Rotunda site on Folkestone seafront unveiled

Plans for the final development of the houses at the former Rotunda amusement park on Folkestone seafront have been revealed.

The designs for Plot E, which sits opposite the Grand Burstin Hotel, feature a mix of one- to four-bedroom apartments and townhouses in a development of approximately 100 properties.

What the houses in plot E will look like from the street. Photo: Folkestone Harbor and Seafront Development Corporation

This is just the latest phase of a master plan to provide housing, retail and public space across much of the city’s coastline between the harbor and Lower Leas Coastal Park.

The proposed building on plot E will include a minimum of 150 parking spaces for residents, spread over two levels and built under a garden.

Most of the new homes have sea or harbor views, and they will be built around what is described as a “treed podium garden”.

The proposals are currently undergoing public consultation so that people can give their opinion on the vision of the site.

Paulo Kingston-Correia, Managing Director of Folkestone Harbor & Seafront Development Company, said: “Folkestone has a lot to offer both to residents and to the millions of people who visit and holiday here.

What the houses in plot E will look like from the beach.  Photo: Folkestone Harbor and Seafront Development Corporation
What the houses in plot E will look like from the beach. Photo: Folkestone Harbor and Seafront Development Corporation

“The combination of new homes, the harbour, the nearby creative quarter and the groundbreaking F51 skate park will ensure Folkestone continues to be an exciting destination.

“We hope residents will go online, visit the exhibit and support our vision.”

The public and local businesses have the opportunity to give their opinion on the projects until September 19.

There will be a two-day public display of the proposals between 2pm and 7.30pm on September 15 and 16 at Folkestone Port Customs.

The Folkestone Harbor & Seafront Development Company is run by billionaire philanthropist Sir Roger De Haan and was responsible for creating the famous Harbor Arm food and drink destination.

The location of Plot E within the wider seafront development. Photo: Folkestone Port and Seafront Development Corporation
The location of Plot E within the wider seafront development. Photo: Folkestone Port and Seafront Development Corporation

A comprehensive master plan for the port and waterfront was approved in 2015 and envisages up to 1,000 new coastal accommodation, as well as space for businesses.

Work has already started on the first phase – dubbed Shoreline – where 84 new homes are currently being built on the cobbles in front of the Leas lift.