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House prices soar in Medieval town

Regal Estates, Market Street, Sandwich

07 June 2017

House prices in a Kent town have surged by 50% in the past decade according to the latest review of seaside towns by the Halifax Bank.


Housebuilding held back by 'Mickey Mouse' policies

Golding Homes chief executive Peter Stringer at Wallis Fields, a £50m regeneration of the Park Wood Estate in Maidstone

05 June 2017

A housing association boss has taken aim at ‘short-sighted’ council planning officials ahead of his retirement this month.

Glass act gains Premier League status

Frameless Glass Curtains managing director Gary Beresford

05 June 2017

A window and door company is expanding sales by 30% a year thanks to its patented design – and a phone call from Manchester United.

Fine developers for 'sitting on land'

Rural campaigners want the government to fine developers which sit on land without building homes. Picture: iStock.com

01 June 2017

Rural campaigners say developers should be fined by the government if they stockpile land, to promote housebuilding in the countryside.

Party's over for nightclub

The former Legends nightclub in Dover. Picture courtesy of Clive Emson Auctioneers

24 May 2017

A former nightclub is now going under the hammer.

Bun Penny luxury flats taken off market

The new seafront apartments still await their first occupants

21 May 2017

Luxury apartments on the seafront site of the old Bun Penny pub still await their first occupants after a contractual dispute.

Student flats branded ‘a disaster’

The proposed frontage of Barretts in St Peter's Street will not significantly change. Picture: Mike Goddard

20 May 2017

Proposals to develop a historic building into student flats have been met with criticism and branded a 'disaster'.


Views sought on plans for 840 homes

Protestors have previously asked for councils to stop further development in the lane until congestion is tackled

12 May 2017

Residents have a chance to give their views on plans for a development of houses across 34 hectares.


Home on stilts wins plaudits

The Water Tower at Rolvenden

30 April 2017

A concrete structure has been turned into a glass-clad home that has been praised by Grand Designs’ presenter Kevin McCloud.


The converted train carriage in Dungeness we made home

Find out more about this quirky home in an old railway carraige

28 April 2017

A former railway guard’s carriage on a wild Kent beach has been beautifully restored and furnished by its creative owners.

Grand Designs home goes on the market

The house is now on the market with KnightFrank

27 April 2017

A converted water tower, a favourite of TV presenter Kevin McCloud, is now available at a shade under £900,000

What does £6m buy you in Kent?

Langton House Estate. Picture: Strutt and Parker

18 April 2017

This house has gone on sale - and it would set you back the price of 21 average terraced properties in the county. Here's why...


Local plan consultation extended... again

The former Lodge Hill army camp, Lodge Hill Lane, Chattenden

18 April 2017

The public consultation into the future of Medway has been extended for another month.


Prices hit £500,000 – for a terrace

07 April 2017

Terrace properties in the heart of one town are fetching staggering sums – with some reaching upwards of half a million pounds.

Homes left without power

It is thought the bang was caused by something hitting an overhead cable.

06 April 2017

People living near a Kent village have had no electricity for more than eight hours.

Plans unveiled for former barracks site

An illustration of some of the homes proposed for phase one of the development

05 April 2017

A planning application has been submitted for the first phase of a 500-home scheme at a former army base.


Luxury living at Royal Wells Park

The Royal Wells Park development

30 March 2017

A former hospital has been brought back to life, but at what cost? Ed McConnell goes a long to see what all the fuss is about.

Work starts on new homes

Martin Sandall, leader at Shepway District Council Cllr David Monk and Darren Welch, the development manager at Jenner. Picture: SDC

23 March 2017

A ground-breaking ceremony has marked the start of work on a major housing development which council bosses say will ease the waiting list.

Dickens' home for sale... for cool £5m

The mansion has seven bedrooms. Picture: Terence Painter

20 March 2017

Bleak House - the seven-bedroom home where Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield - is up for sale.


Pod homes popping up

What the homes will look like.

17 March 2017

New pod homes will soon be springing up in Kent, in a bid to meet the demand for new homes.

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