Published: 12:00, 08 May 2014 |
Updated: 14:46, 08 May 2014
The old HBC Engineering building in Power Station Road, Halfway, has been flattened by the landowner, property investment company TBH (Sheerness) Ltd.
The firm will be consulting residents before it submits its proposals to Swale council’s planning department.
A small exhibition is being held down the road from the plot at Sheerness Golf Club today (Thursday) and 300 handouts have been put through letter boxes in the area.
Director of TBH (Sheerness) Ltd Paul Graham said: “The demolition is moving on and we have been talking to the planning officers at Swale.
“We have got an outline for what we are planning – what is possible to site – which we think looks good.
“Nothing is set in stone at the moment and we are open to views from people before we put in a planning application.”
The proposals are to build mainly homes, a few flats and also some retail units.
Mr Graham said the commercial buildings are yet to be decided and could be used for anything from a convenience store or pharmacy to hair and nail salon.
HBC Engineering closed in December 2009 and the land went into the hands of administrators Grant Thornton.
Developer Citygrove Securities later purchased the site and had an application to build a Sainsbury’s there approved in January 2012.
However, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles intervened to prevent full permission. Sainsbury’s then pulled out.
Citygrove resubmitted the same application for a food store a year ago but it was turned down unanimously by Swale council’s planning committee due to its potential impact on Sheerness town centre.
Ownership then reverted back to Grant Thornton and property investment company TBH (Sheerness) Limited bought the site early this year.
The exhibition of its plans is taking place from 11am to 7pm.
From academic achievements to engineering accolades and new facilities, Kent College offers students an outstanding school life.
Enter this month’s competition and you could win a luxurious return crossing!Sponsored editorial
There's no uniform or bells and students and staff are on first name terms. School life at Rochester Independent College is unique.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
Your No1 guide to getting married in Kent. From dresses to discos and venues to veils, we've got everything you could possibly need for your big day
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating!
PLUS, register for free!.
Read our pick of the best holiday destinations. Whether its a weekend break, or something a little bit longer, we have reviewed a wide range of holidays.