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Homes permitted despite 'harm to health' warning

Newington High Street.

27 July 2017

A controversial plan to build 124 new homes in a Kent village has been given the go-ahead, despite concerns about air pollution.


Controversial estate agreed despite traffic concerns

An artist's impression of what the development could look like.

26 July 2017

Plans for 62 new homes on pastureland has been granted outline permission.


Council proposes homes on car parks

Residents from Marsham Street, Queen Anne Road and Cromwell Road are angry that Maidstone Council is to build houses on a car park in Union Street. Picture: Andy Payton FM4856503

24 July 2017

A raft of new homes could be built on two car parks but residents say this cause problems in the area.


Welcome to Ebbsfit!

Susan Butterfill 65 from Greenhithe

21 July 2017

A pioneering scheme will see residents at a new garden city given Fitbits - with developers building leisure spaces around how they exercise.


Council receives plans for £400m housing scheme

A planning application has been submitted for the £400 million Rochester Riverside development

21 July 2017

A planning application has been submitted for a £400 million redevelopment of a riverside.


Almost 4,000 new homes planned for key route

Bellway's Edge development is just one of several developments along the route

18 July 2017

The equivalent of a large village will be built along a key and already over stretched route in Kent, we can reveal.


Kent town is property 'hot spot'

Swanley and Bexley have been identified as property hot spots. Stock image

18 July 2017

According to latest figures, house prices in parts of the county have increased significantly.


City council due to rubber stamp controversial Local Plan

Strategic development site South of Canterbury

13 July 2017

But critics claim residents have not had the chance to scrutinise amended plans for 16,000 new homes in the district.


Striking plans for 'batwing' home revealed

The design wouldn’t be out of place in the hit Batman films

13 July 2017

Neighbours are in a flap over plans to build a house with a ‘batwing’ roof - a design that wouldn’t be out of place in the hit Batman films.


Horse riding centre will be replaced by eco-homes

What Callum Park could look like.

13 July 2017

A successful riding school is set to close next year following funding cuts, and its owners want to turn it into an eco housing development.

Plans to be revealed for former library site

Springfield Library was on the market for £2.8m

11 July 2017

After eight years plans to build 162 flats on the site of a former library will be revealed to residents.


Furious dad says new estate is like "moon land"

Tom Pexton with his daughter Lilly outside their new home. Picture: John Westhrop FM4834383

07 July 2017

Roads and pavements left unfinished and drains blocked by dirt on "moon land" housing estate.


New homes on pub site scrapped

Battle of Britain pub being demolished in Gravesend without permission

07 July 2017

They might have lost the battle, but it would seem residents have won the war against plans to build homes on the site of an illegally demolished pub.


Roads before houses say councillors

01 July 2017

Councillors insist a controversial new housing estate should not be built until road improvements are completed.


Planning decision delayed

The entrance to the new estate will be behind 99 High Street, Newington. Picture: Google Streetview

01 July 2017

A last-minute pollution report forced councillors to put back a decision on 124 new homes.

Old hospital is saved from demolition

The former Ashford Hospital in Kings Avenue

30 June 2017

A developer has finally revealed plans to convert Ashford's cherished former hospital building into new flats.

Homeowners will keep swapping Whitstable for Herne Bay

Average house prices are higher in Whitstable than Herne Bay

21 June 2017

Homeowners in Whitstable will keep selling up and moving to Herne Bay even if prices in the town continue to rise, property experts say.


Hundreds of extra homes destined for borough

General views of the Archers Park development in Sittingbourne.

20 June 2017

A planning inspector has agreed a council's controversial building plans.


Kent beach named Britain's best

Margate's main sands has been named as Britain's best

19 June 2017

A popular Kent seaside has been named the best town beach in Britain.


Work on 'garden town' to begin in 2020

Otterpool housing development consultation at Lympne Village Hall

15 June 2017

The date is set for when builders will begin working on Kent’s controversial 12,000 homes ‘garden town’, it has emerged.

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