Former Drayton dairy site destined for 108 new homes is sold

A FORMER dairy site which has planning permission to become 108 new homes has been sold off.

Monday, 29th April 2019, 7:36 pm
Updated Monday, 29th April 2019, 7:43 pm
Plans for the development at the former dairy site in Station Road, Drayton. Picture: Tiger Developments

Tiger Developments and Blackrock, who bought the two-and-a-half hectare Southern Dairy Depot in Station Road, Drayton, in 2015 have sold it to developer Dandara. 

The land has been derelict since at least 2009 and got planning permission in 2017 to become a mix of two-bedroom flats and two, three and four-bedroom houses. 

Among those properties, it is expected to contain affordable housing for families – as well as associated open space. 

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John Nesbitt, managing director of Tiger Developments, said: ‘This sale reflects the increasing demand for new housing in Portsmouth and confidence in the on-going regeneration of the city.

‘In Dandara, we have found a new owner that has a well-established reputation for delivering high quality residential developments and is well equipped to take these exciting plans forward.’

It was councillors who gave the development the go-ahead in September 2017. 

Most of the buildings at the brownfield site have now been demolished.