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Potential buyers can now register their interest for new luxury homes which are being built with views over the English Channel.

The mix of 84 flats and townhouses are being created on Folkestone beach, in front of the historic-but-broken Leas Lift.

Work continues on the seafront development in Folkestone. KM photo
Work continues on the seafront development in Folkestone. KM photo

Work started on the multi million pound project last year, right on the shingle, and is phase one of a major seafront overhaul which will eventually incorporate 1,000 homes, shops and restaurants.

Now, a new website has been created so that people can register their interest in the homes - which are still being constructed.

The site, titled Shoreline Folkestone, carries a new strap line 'Where the Lands Meets the Sea'.

Philanthropist and millionaire Sir Roger De Haan's Folkestone Harbour and Seafront Development Company is behind the scheme, with Jenner leading the construction.

Of the 84 new homes, there will be 60 apartments across two blocks each at seven storeys high with 24 inter-connecting townhouses.

View of the scheme from The Leas
View of the scheme from The Leas

They will have views over the English Channel.

A shingle garden, exercise facilities, children’s play space and underground parking are also planned.

Artist impressions of the project show grassed walkways among the shingle.

Prices for the apartments and houses have yet to be revealed.

The development is part of a proposed 1,000-home masterplan destined for Folkestone’s seaside, which will also include restaurants, cafes, shops and public spaces, and will run all the way to the popular harbour arm.

Images show what the development could look like when finished. Picture: Folkestone Harbour and Seafront Development Company
Images show what the development could look like when finished. Picture: Folkestone Harbour and Seafront Development Company
It will sit right on the beach
It will sit right on the beach

Outline planning permission for the whole scheme was secured in 2015 and permission for this first stage was granted at the end of 2018.

The pandemic has impacted on construction, Jenner said previously.

The Folkestone Harbour and Seafront Development Company was also behind the renovation of the harbour arm and harbour station, as well as the introduction of The Goods Yard, Harbour Screen and the upcoming Beachside.

To register an interest in the new homes, visit shorelinefolkestone.co.uk

Last month, the proposed flats due to be built around the run down Leas Pavilion in Folkestone also became available to be reserved.

A nine-storey apartment block will be created above the pavilion, which will also be brought back to life as a community space. Work is expected to start in the autumn.

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