An application has been made for 31 new flats on the edge of Dartford town centre beside Highfield House.
Highfield House in Spital Street and Highfield Road will be retained and buildings constructed above a new car park. The Priory shopping centre is just 200 metres to the east. Dartford station is 500 metres to the north east.
The current occupants of Highfield House are seeking to expand and will use office space within the new building.
Commercial space is also provided. The project is from Kwisdom Properties who occupy office space within Highfield House. They employ 80 people and are expanding.
Dartford has struggled badly in recent years. A combination of Bluewater shopping centre helping to damage the town centre, M25 traffic chocking the area and Tesco buying much land then not developing for a decade left a shadow over the town.
In recent years a number of developments have commenced which could breath new life into the area and bring custom to blighted shops.
The town possesses an attractive High Street and green spaces.
Will it regain some of its old strength? If it can renovate good existing buildings, support local business expand and encourage newcomers with money to spend then it may just achieve it. There’s a lot of positives in the area to build from.
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