Available At £480,000 + Fees
The White Lion, 70 Cheriton High Street, Folkestone, Kent. CT19 4HF

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01622 608400

Kevin Gilbert

Situated in a prominent position on the northern side of Cheriton High Street, on the corner with Chilham Road is this substantial former public house known as The White Lion.

It is considered that the main former public house may be suitable for a wide variety of commercial and/or residential uses with the land to the rear offering potential for re-development, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.

Local Planning Authority

Folkestone & Hythe District Council. Tel: 01303 853278. Website: folkestone-hythe.gov.uk.


Planning Permission has been granted by Folkestone & Hythe District Council under reference 20/0459/FH, dated 30th March 2020, for conversion of the existing public house (class A4) to supported living accommodation (class C2) to provide 12 bedroom suites each with kitchenette including rear extension to the existing building to provide new staircase and lift, use part of the ground floor as a café (class E) and training areas and erection of an additional supported living accommodation (class C2) comprising three one bedroom and three two bedroom flats on the adjacent land to the rear, subject to conditions.

A copy of the Planning Consent and proposed plans will be available to download from the Clive Emson website or the Local Planning Authority.

Lapsed Planning

Under reference 07/0937 Planning Permission (now lapsed) was granted for the change of use and conversion of the public house to student accommodation (class C2) and the erection of a terrace of four dwellings (fronting Chilham Road), subject to conditions.

Freehold with Vacant Possession



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