BPD Bouwfonds Area Development, part of Rabobank, has bought antiquities from Gravin BV, reports say Flevoland broadcast.
The area developer wants to build approximately 850 homes on the site, in and around the castle. The municipality still has to give permission for this by changing the zoning plan, otherwise Rabobank can still waive the purchase.
The question is whether the municipality is really ready to change the zoning plan. Previously, there was no majority for this in the council.
trench and fountains
The castle was an alderman’s idea in the late 1990s. The idea was that it should be a structure with towers, a moat, fountains, and a labyrinth. It was to become a wedding site, among other things. A restaurant and hotel were also built.
The construction of the castle began in 2000. Two years later, construction was stopped due to financial problems. Gravin BV purchased the ruin in 2005, even then with the idea of building homes on the site.
If the municipality of Almere approves the new zoning plan, things can go quickly. The developer expects construction to begin by the end of 2024.
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