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Application for £150m lorry park and homes

Aerial view of the Waterbrook site in Ashford

29 January 2018

Developers have submitted a planning application for a multi-million pound lorry park and houses set to create hundreds of jobs.

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Council calls meeting of political leaders after airport vote

Manston airport

29 January 2018

A council will consider options for housing plans across the borough as its leader resists call to quit for supporting homes on a former airport.

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Carillion collapse shows big is not always so beautiful

Carillion work at prison a "total disaster" Picture: SWNS

27 January 2018

Construction and services businesses are hoping for a shot at government contracts after the collapse of Carillion.

Got a spare £1.75m?

26 January 2018

A lavish mansion is still for sale five years after it was put on the market - but it is now being offered at a cut price.

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Work begins on £2m hub

An artist's impression of the HUB at Kent Science Park, Sittingbourne

24 January 2018

Construction is underway on a conference centre at a science park.

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Developer to take wraps off new office

How the new office block in Ashford will look

22 January 2018

A developer has revealed when the biggest office block built in Kent for 20 years will open.

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'House factory' gets go-ahead

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has approved plans to build commercial space at Northfleet Embankment East on the banks of the River Thames

22 January 2018

A factory which builds homes in parts - including the kitchen sink - is set to churn out around 1,000 properties every year.

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Sports body critical of plans to build 675 homes

Gore Court play Old Bordenians in white at Gore Court Hockey Club

20 January 2018

Sport England has objected to plans for 675 homes, despite the developer pledging to build three pitches and a rugby club house.

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'Another unbelievable council fiasco'

Craig Mackinlay MP

19 January 2018

South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay has hit out at the council after he was not allowed into a special meeting because it was 'full up'.

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Crucial vote could determine former airport's future

Manston airport

18 January 2018

Councillors in Thanet have voted AGAINST a plan that earmarks Manston airport site for housing and business development.

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Former Carillion trainees offered support

The meeting held for former Carillion apprentices by CITB at The Coniston Hotel, Sittingbourne

18 January 2018

Trainees whose courses were suddenly scrapped following the collapse of Carillion have been offered a lifeline by an industry body.

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Construction to start on £13.4m uni building

Willmott Dixon has been awarded a £13.4m contract to build a new School of Economics for the University of Kent

18 January 2018

The University of Kent has handed out a contract to build a new School of Economics.

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Hug but no help as troubled firm turns away youngsters

Connor Edwards was turned away from the Carillion training centre in Sittingbourne

17 January 2018

There are fears for dozens of apprenticeships after trainees were turned away from a centre following the collapse of construction giant Carillion.

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Homeowners facing 'scandalous' charges

Homeowners in new housing estates in Kent often have to pay 'estate charges' on top of their council tax bills

17 January 2018

Tens of thousands of people who own houses and flats across Kent are being forced to pay rising fees connected to their properties.

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Electric car charge points call

An electric car charge point

17 January 2018

Every newly-built house should have an electric car charging point, say councillors.

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Carillion collapse leaves questions over projects

Carillion is going into liquidation

15 January 2018

The construction and outsourcing giant Carillion has plunged into liquidation putting major works across Kent in doubt.

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First houses in ‘garden village’ expected to be built in 2019

The 53-acre plot of land is located between Greenhill Road, Thornden Wood Road and the Thanet Way.

15 January 2018

Plans have been submitted to build 450 homes on a 53-acre site.

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Major town housing plan will ‘supercharge’ economy

12 January 2018

A developer says plans for 11,250 homes can help solve the majority of a town's congestion and air quality issues.

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Golf course work rips out natural woodland

The golf course was churned up during 'seasonal maintenance' in January. Picture Tony Broad.

11 January 2018

Golfers and wildlife lovers are upset by work being carried out at a golf course.

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Go-ahead for 105 homes on old factory

The site off Graveney Road is set for 105 homes

11 January 2018

A former industrial site which has been dormant for nearly a decade will be turned into houses and apartments after councillors approved plans.

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