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Bus depot revamp a step closer

11 September 2017

Plans to turn a former bus station into 60 homes and shops have been submitted to councillors.

Luxury retirement village fails to pay business rates

Audley Mote House

11 September 2017

A council is owed more than £50,000 by the firms that run a luxury retirement village, after they failed to pay business rates for five years.


Council plays down japanese knotweed discovery

Knotweed - A stone's throw from Princes Parade

09 September 2017

The insidious plant, capable of destroying foundations and growing through brickwork, has been discovered near land earmarked for development.


Planning inspector backs council over BT conversion

BT's Becket House building in New Dover Road.

08 September 2017

A developer has lost its appeal over plans to convert a BT building from office space to flats.


Thundering launch for container offices

The Innovation Studios have been built on a plot of land next to Rochester Bridge. Picture: Gary Browne

08 September 2017

The official opening of a new £1 million home for businesses on top of shipping containers was interrupted by the sound of trains rumbling overhead.


Villagers oppose pub-site homes

Artist's impression of what the housing development at Blue Bell Hill would look like

07 September 2017

Plans to build a block of flats and four houses at the site of a former pub have drawn a mixed reaction from villagers.

Bovis to clear problems by end of the year

Bovis Homes is based in New Ash Green

07 September 2017

A housebuilder has said it will have cleared customer service issues by the end of the year where people were moved into unfinished properties.

Plans for 5,000 homes withdrawn for second time

06 September 2017

Proposals to build thousands of homes on a former military site are going back to the drawing board after the MoD withdrew a planning application.


Barratts completes most homes in nine years

Barratt Homes development at the Orchards in Allington

06 September 2017

The UK’s largest housebuilder, which has several sites in Kent, increased annual revenues by 10% to £4.6 billion, its latest results show.

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Tell us your views on your local property market for a chance to win £50

05 September 2017

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Record revenues and profits at Redrow

A Redrow development, the Parsonage, at Marden

05 September 2017

A housebuilder made record revenues of nearly £1.7 billion helping it hike its dividend by 70%, its latest annual results show.

Debts of £4m leaves firms out in the cold

Paddock Wood-based ICA Group installed temperature-controlled and cold storage facilities

01 September 2017

The closure of a cold storage contractor ICA Group left many businesses hundreds of thousands of pounds out of pocket, new documents reveal.

New £3.5m dementia village announced

The derelict homes in Randolph Road will be developed as part of the dementia village

31 August 2017

A joint project to create a dementia village on a former hospital site in Kent has been announced.


‘Global rout’ behind crash in profits

The demolition of the boiler houses at Kingsnorth power station in July, carried out by Brown and Mason

29 August 2017

The demolition firm dismantling a power station in Kent watched profits collapse into losses last year after a “global rout” in scrap metal prices.

Plans for 150-room student block on former school site

An artist's impression of new student development at Rhodaus Town in Canterbury.

25 August 2017

Architect Guy Hollaway says the scheme will address the need for purpose-built student accommodation.


I was told ‘you’ll go nowhere’

Lucas chairman and managing director Danny Lucas

24 August 2017

The boss of a £20m construction contractor never had a GCSE results day but says he's proof you can do well even if you leave school with ‘no exams’.

Landlord tax changes boost profits at Kent Reliance owner

Terraced houses in Whitstable

24 August 2017

Buy-to-let lender OneSavings Bank increased profits in the first half of the year as landlords rushed to beat new government regulations.

Council stands firm on demands for slip road

Abbey New Homes' plan for 120 homes off Woodnesborough Road in Sandwich - those in blue represent the 36 proposed affordable homes

23 August 2017

The introduction of a slip road is the only way councillors will give their support to a major housing development.


Shoppers to cut bills for burning calories

People living in Ebbsfleet garden city could receive discounts on their shopping in exchange for exercising

22 August 2017

People moving to a new garden city in Kent could get discounts off their shopping in exchange for exercising under new NHS plans.


Business centre on coal mine gets go-ahead

The new business centre at the former Betteshanger colliery will cost £4.2 millon and create more than 700 jobs

22 August 2017

A centre for small and medium-sized healthcare businesses on a former coal mine has been given the green light and is expected to create 700 jobs.

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