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Redevelopment of Charter House in Canterbury Approved!

Charter House Canterbury
Image: Hollaway Studios


LEP’s planning and heritage teams have been working closely with architects Hollaway Studios to successfully secure planning permission for a regeneration and change of use scheme in Canterbury City Centre on behalf of clients, Oliver Davis Homes.

The site at Charter House occupies a prime position at a gateway into the City, and falls within a rich heritage setting adjacent to the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, a World Heritage Site.  The scheme will convert existing office space to provide 38 new residential apartments in a highly sustainable location, with spectacular views of Canterbury Cathedral from new balconies and roof terraces.

Working with the appointed architects, Hollaway Studios, LEP’s planning team, led by Senior Planner Reece Lemon, was able to build a strong case in support of the development. A detailed Heritage Assessment of the scheme by Nick Lee Evans (SCA) and architectural assistant Natasha Paul provided a robust baseline for the proposed development.

Reece Lemon commented: “The approval of this application provides the necessary impetus for yet more positive change in Canterbury, breathing new life into a redundant office building in need of visual enhancement. Oliver Davis Homes provides high quality dwellings making use of previously developed land, and we are pleased to secure permission on their behalf.”