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Published: 00:00, 05 November 2014
| Updated: 10:06, 05 November 2014
Burlington House and County Hotel - two of Dover's biggest eyesores could be pulled down by next spring.
This was announced at last night's Dover Town Investment Zone (DTIZ) meeting that attracted six residents.
The date is subject to the compulsory purchase order (CPO) being passed by the Secretaries of State.
Tim Ingleton, head of inward investment at DDC, said: “We are looking, subject to the legal process, the demolition of County Hotel and Burlington House should take four to five months of activity.
“We have to gain access to the buildings and see what needs to be stripped out.”
The multi-storey car park, behind the two eyesores will also be demolished as part of the lot.
Mr Ingleton said that it would make a "great present" for the council if the CPO result was announced by Christmas.
A presentation showedthat 52% of floor space in the DTIZ is currently under offer and that 70% should be achieved by the end of the year.
It was also announced that the 108 bed hotel, a second restaurant, and two retail units are currently under offer, subject to contract.
Mr Ingleton said that when they are able to, the council will release more precise information on the Invest in Dover website.
For more details, see tomorrow's Mercury.
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