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Barns at popular park may be made into holiday lets

Aerial view of the site. Pic: Planning application

11 October 2017

Plans to convert former farm barns into holiday lets at a popular Kent attraction are expected to be approved.

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Profits grow at Chartway

A Chartway Group development at Millside in East Malling

11 October 2017

A privately-owned housebuilder has produced another rock solid set of annual results as it increased its amount of private developments.

Unique sports park building to start within weeks

Building on Folkestone's Urban Sports Park is due to start within weeks. Picture courtesy of Roger De Haan Charitable Trust

10 October 2017

Building for a unique world-first urban sports park in a Kent town is due to start in the next few weeks, project managers have announced today.

Plans for 650 more homes emerge

650 homes are proposed off East Mountain Lane

09 October 2017

Controversial plans to build even more homes on the edge of a town have emerged - sparking an angry response from campaigners.

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Kent's biggest office in 20 years nears completion

The new building is at the Dover Place car park

05 October 2017

Construction of the biggest office block seen in the county for two decades is almost complete.

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Extra cash announced for garden town

An artist's impression of how the finished Otterpool Park will look at ground level

04 October 2017

More money to develop plans for the latest garden town in Kent has been announced by the government today.

Local Plan overcomes last-ditch challenge

Maidstone's Local Plan will be voted on this month. Picture: Martin Apps

03 October 2017

A decision on a controversial Local Plan will be made this month after the government decided not to intervene.

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Masterplan revealed for £250m scheme

Canterbury City FC is developing plans for a new ground at Highland Court in Bridge.

03 October 2017

A controversial scheme to build a tourism development on 300 acres of highly protected land has been unveiled.

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New housing estate near hospital approved

CGIs show how the new Willesborough Lees development could look

03 October 2017

Plans for almost 200 homes near a hospital have been approved despite concerns from neighbours.

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Inspector overturns council decision on student flats

The proposed 224-room student block in Military Road.

29 September 2017

A planning inspector has reversed a council decision not to grant a developer permission for a 224-room student block.

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Homes plan for historic water tower

The dilapidated water tower in Sheerness

28 September 2017

Plans to turn a town centre water tower into 29 homes get the go-ahead.

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Controversial flats plan rejected

28 September 2017

Victory for fishermen as development turned down over access to beach

'Inadequate' care home closing down

White Lodge care home was rated 'good' in all categories last October

27 September 2017

A couple say they have been forced out of business by a watchdog because of some paperwork was not up to standard.

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Approval for major riverside development

Almost 600 homes will be built on the banks of the River Thames at Northfleet

26 September 2017

Almost 600 homes and a primary school are to be built on the banks of the River Thames.

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Asphalt maker buys stake in road surfacer

FM Conway's asphalt plant in Erith

26 September 2017

Infrastructure firm FM Conway has taken a minority shareholding in the UK’s largest independent road surfacing company.

Road-expansion field sale agreed without consultation

The new road requires part of the field to be removed

25 September 2017

A council has sold off a section of playing field to a house builder to make way for a road expansion, without consulting residents.

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Developers accuse green campaigner of hypocrisy

Green campaigner Emily Shirley

25 September 2017

The man behind a huge housing development has accused a green campaigner who opposed the scheme of hypocrisy after learning she runs a freight firm.

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£4.5m plans approved despite spiritual retreat fears

The plans were approved this week

22 September 2017

Bosses at a pottery company have had multi-million pound plans for a new warehouse approved - despite fears over the impact on a spiritual retreat.

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Empty shops could become six-storey apartments

How the building could look

22 September 2017

Abandoned town centre shops will be demolished to make way for a striking six-storey apartment block if new plans are approved.

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Leisure centre and housing plan revealed

The designs for the proposed leisure centre at Princes Parade in Hythe have been submitted today. Picture: Shepway District Council

21 September 2017

Designs for a new leisure centre and housing on a Kent seafront have today been revealed by the local council.

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