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Shared ownership homes go on sale

02 January 2018

First time buyers can get their foot on the property ladder in a new garden city for as little as £91,000 under shared ownership schemes.

Salon and office plan for car park

02 January 2018

A beauty salon and office could be built on a car park after a developer ditched plans for a new farm shop.

Anger over plans for homes by railway

29 December 2017

Controversial plans for new homes next to a railway line have been criticised by neighbours.

Primark to be turned into bar and flats

29 December 2017

Plans to turn a Primark building into flats, a bar, offices and more have been approved by the council.

Shock plan for 11,000 homes

28 December 2017

A developer is seeking permission to build thousands of homes, a school, medical facilities and a sports area on farmland.

Hotel complex design ‘best since Marlowe’

23 December 2017

Radical plans for an eye-catching 100-bed hotel have been revealed within a £25 million complex.

Thousands of homes approved for garden city

21 December 2017

A scheme to create thousands of homes, a park and campus as part of a garden city have been approved.

Faithdean’s profits and revenues up

20 December 2017

A construction contractor group built up strong growth in profits and revenues as it expanded into the large development sector.

Councillors approve plan for 'ugly' flats

15 December 2017

A derelict pub will be flattened to make way for a new block of flats, despite protests about the loss of a town's history

Borough has fastest house price growth in UK

12 December 2017

Property owners in part of Kent have enjoyed the fastest annual growth in house prices in the UK, new official figures show.

Loss of office space could cost jobs

09 December 2017

Changes to planning rules allowing offices to be converted into flats are forcing businesses to look elsewhere to set up shop.

Buy-to-let investors 'swallowing unpleasant cocktail'

08 December 2017

The chief executive of the county’s largest buy-to-let lender has attacked government policy for squeezing the income of amateur landlords.

An inconvenience truth: Hopes for store dashed

07 December 2017

People’s hopes of having a shop they were promised before buying their homes were dashed following a government ruling.

Development consultants announced

07 December 2017

The lead consultants for a multi-million pound scheme have been appointed.

Supreme Court stops scheme for 600-plus homes

06 December 2017

Plans to build hundreds of homes on a beauty spot have been stopped in a court ruling.

Housebuilder looks to boom after bust

06 December 2017

Countryside will ramp up development in Kent over the next five years and insists it can expand towards the east as the sector makes up for lost time.

It's not over yet for Woodcut

05 December 2017

The Campaign to Protect Rural England has lodged papers to begin a legal challenge over Maidstone's Local Plan.

Prospect of planes softens opposition groups

05 December 2017

Plans to include a heritage runway among up to 4,000 homes may be winning round some who want aviation to stay at the former Manston airport.

Views sought on Britain's biggest solar farm

05 December 2017

The first stage of a consultation to cover 890 acres of Kent farmland in solar panels begins today.

Developers rue 'missed opportunity'

04 December 2017

Housebuilders believe the Chancellor’s measures to boost the housing market will amount to nothing unless he makes it easier for them to do their job.

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