Dungeness estate sold to French energy company

Credit: EDF Energy

The Dungeness Estate has been purchased by the French-owned energy company, EDF Energy.

The sale of the estate was announced in August when property agents advertised it on the open market with a price tag of £1.5m.

The 468-acre estate is designated as a National Nature Reserve, a Special Area of Conservation and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

EDF Energy owns and operates Dungeness B nuclear power station, adjacent to the estate, and is the biggest employer in the area.

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Legal completion will follow in line with the agreed contractual arrangements and EDF Energy will be responsible for managing the land only following legal completion.

Read our earlier story: Dungeness estate yours for £1.5m