About the site

The site is in a prominent seafront location between the Steamer Point Nature Reserve and public car park. The site was formerly occupied by the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) but has been vacant for a number of years.

Outline planning permission was previously secured for the construction of new homes at Steamer Point in 2015. This planning application was progressed by the MCA and has since expired.

Since acquiring an interest in the land, Pennyfarthing Homes has taken a fresh look at the development opportunities with a view to bringing forward a full planning application, which includes all details relating to the layout of the new homes, design and landscaping.

In the years since it was vacated, the existing buildings have been vandalised and the entire site now appears to be very run-down, detracting from the picturesque seafront landscape. Our proposals seek to bring the site back into positive use, using high-quality designs to create a landmark development for Christchurch.