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Rents surge amid shortage of business space

Parkwood Industrial Estate in Maidstone. Picture: David Rayner

02 November 2017

Owners of industrial property and offices enjoyed sharp growth in rents as more office space was turned into housing across Kent.

Eastern block?

Possible look of the planned flats. Picture: Beanland Associates Architects Ltd

01 November 2017

A neighbour has dismissed planned new flats as post-Communist era rejects.


New boss to lead garden city plans

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation's new interim chief executive Ian Piper

01 November 2017

The organisation in charge of planning a new garden city in Kent has appointed a new interim chief executive.

Medway housing targets 'quite impossible'

Stamp duty will be abolished for first-time buyers on the first £300,000 of properties worth up to £500,000

31 October 2017

A government target to build thousands of homes in Medway would be "impossible" to meet, the area's three MPs claim.


Awards for job well done

Simon Bettridge collecting his award

30 October 2017

Pride in the job means smiles all round at award-winning Wealden Homes.

Green belt under threat by homes plan

Greenbelt in the Gravesend area could be under threat

28 October 2017

A council is considering adding more than 1,700 to its Local Plan to meet increasing demand.


Council defends airport decision

The Manston Airport terminal building

27 October 2017

Thousands of homes could be build on the site of a former airport after an authority changed its strategic planning blueprint


Developer promises action over problem homes site

Abandoned land which is an eye sore for residents

26 October 2017

Housebuilder Persimmon has promised to take action after residents complained about unfinished roads, overgrown green space and closed footpaths.


New business park ‘can help town realise potential’

26 October 2017

Developers building an industrial park on the edge of a town have released new images of what the site could look like.


Council gives homes plan green light

Maidstone's Local Plan has been adopted

25 October 2017

Councillors have endorsed a key document setting out the future development of a Kent borough.


Former cinema site to be transformed

An artist's impression of what the The Belvedere development will look like

25 October 2017

An eyesore in a town centre will be redeveloped as shops, flats, restaurants and a cinema in an £80m deal.


Plans to finally transform eyesore revealed

How the building could look

24 October 2017

Long-awaited plans to finally transform a prominent building targeted by squatters have been revealed.


Council slammed as homes refused

What Callum Park could look like.

21 October 2017

The owner of a riding school have criticised the council after plans to redevelop it were refused.


Former hospital goes up for sale

The Royal Victoria Hospital in Folkestone

21 October 2017

A Kent hospital is likely to be turned into housing following a deal between Kent County Council and the NHS.


Princes Parade protests step up

Plans: Artist's impression of Princes Parade - Shepway District Council

20 October 2017

The showdown over a controversial beachfront housing estate and leisure centre in Hythe is escalating, after a parish council refused to back the plan

Housing deal for village extension

The latest image of how the housing development will look at Hoplands Farm, Hersden

20 October 2017

National housebuilder Redrow has agreed to build up to 250 homes near a village should the plans be given full approval.

Residents fear development ‘will ruin’ village way of life

The site Greenlight Developments want to build on is at the back of St Nicholas Church, Sholden, and behind Vicarage Lane (pictured right).

19 October 2017

"Build on this and the village will be lost forever" say village residents after plans to build 48 homes and a nursing home were revealed.


Showdown over beauty spot

The Farthingloe beauty spot. Picture: CPRE Kent

19 October 2017

Opponents to a plan to build hundreds of houses on countryside are waiting for a decision by the Supreme Court.


Cinema and hotel for town centre

The vision for the old Co-op site

16 October 2017

A town centre is set to get its own cinema with a new hotel and doctor’s surgery as part of a highly anticipated development.


Planning wrangle delays new school

An artists' impression of the Maidstone School of Science and Technology

13 October 2017

A town council will not have the final say on whether a proposed school catering for 1,200 children is given the green light.

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