New Five-Storey Apartment Block Coming to Dartford Town Centre Near Dreams Outlet

New Five-Storey Apartment Block Coming to Dartford Town Centre Near Dreams Outlet

Dartford Town Centre to Welcome New Five-Storey Apartment Block Near Dreams Outlet

Plans have been approved for a new five-storey apartment block in the heart of Dartford’s town centre. The development, aimed at young professionals, will feature a total of 14 modern flats and will be built without any allocated parking spaces.

Located on Orchard Street, directly opposite Westgate car park, the site was previously occupied by the mental health organization Mind. However, the property has been vacant since January 2022.

The new building, designed by Sussex-based property investors Old Manor Estates, will be constructed with prefabricated “rammed earth blocks” and will feature a rooftop garden area and 21 bicycle spaces. The developers have described the project as a “sustainable development” that will make effective use of the brownfield site in a highly accessible town centre location.

The proposal garnered some objections from local residents, with concerns raised about the number of flats being built in such a small area and the lack of parking. However, the plans were ultimately approved by Dartford council.

The new apartment block will sit behind the Dreams mattress shop and will be located directly in front of retailers Dreams and TK Maxx. Neighboring businesses, such as the Highfield Dental Centre, also expressed their concerns about the impact the development may have on local services. However, planning officers noted that the development had met all of the necessary requirements and would have a positive impact on the area.

Construction is expected to begin in the autumn, with the properties being rented out rather than sold privately. This development is just one of many exciting projects happening in Dartford town centre, as the area undergoes a major regeneration. To stay updated on planning applications and other public notices in your area, visit the Dartford Council’s planning portal.

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