Published: 06:00, 18 June 2021
| Updated: 16:38, 18 June 2021
Work on a new housing estate dubbed ‘Millionaires’ Row’ is set to be completed in the coming weeks.
The country homes on the site of a former egg farm are part of a larger complex in Stelling Minnis, outside Canterbury.
Pentland Homes has delivered the scheme, off Stone Street, having gained planning approval four years ago.
Construction work is continuing on the so-called “mansions” and three of the luxury homes remain on the market, with prices ranging from £895,000 to £1.4 million.
They are replacing derelict industrial units which used to house thousands of chickens before the Stonegate egg packing facility left the site in 2005.
The country estate – named Radstone Gate – is comprised of homes with up to six bedrooms and is within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The most expensive of those, on sale for £1.4m, is set to boast an indoor pool, three en-suites, a triple garage and a fitness area.
While Pentland is building 21 homes at the old egg farm plot, Canterbury-based firm Quinn Estates is delivering another aspect of the development.
The company previously secured the go-ahead to build a mini business park near the entrance of the site but the commercial element has been dropped due to a lack of interest.
Instead of offices, nine homes are being built in two large buildings, one comprised of terraced houses and the other made up of six apartments.
Upon granting permission, Folkestone and Hythe District Council imposed conditions of reducing the speed limit along Stone Street to 50mph.
The development has also resulted in the redesign of the Stone Street, Curtis Lane and Thorn Lane junction and is set to tackle the flooding issues in Thorn Lane.
During the planning process, the scheme was described as “a common sense solution” to bring a long-derelict site back into use.