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Gore Court play Old Bordenians in white at Gore Court Hockey Club

Sports body critical of plans to build 675 homes

Sport England has objected to plans for 675 homes, despite the developer pledging to build three pitches and a rugby club house.

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Former Carillion trainees offered support

The meeting held for former Carillion apprentices by CITB at The Coniston Hotel, Sittingbourne

Trainees whose courses were suddenly scrapped following the collapse of Carillion have been offered a lifeline by an industry body.

Construction to start on £13.4m uni building

Willmott Dixon has been awarded a £13.4m contract to build a new School of Economics for the University of Kent

The University of Kent has handed out a contract to build a new School of Economics.

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Hug but no help as troubled firm turns away youngsters

Connor Edwards was turned away from the Carillion training centre in Sittingbourne

There are fears for dozens of apprenticeships after trainees were turned away from a centre following the collapse of construction giant Carillion.

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Electric car charge points call

An electric car charge point

Every newly-built house should have an electric car charging point, say councillors.

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Homeowners facing 'scandalous' charges

Homeowners in new housing estates in Kent often have to pay 'estate charges' on top of their council tax bills

Tens of thousands of people who own houses and flats across Kent are being forced to pay rising fees connected to their properties.

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Carillion collapse leaves questions over projects

Carillion is going into liquidation

The construction and outsourcing giant Carillion has plunged into liquidation putting major works across Kent in doubt.

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First houses in ‘garden village’ expected to be built in 2019

The 53-acre plot of land is located between Greenhill Road, Thornden Wood Road and the Thanet Way.

Plans have been submitted to build 450 homes on a 53-acre site.

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Major town housing plan will ‘supercharge’ economy

A developer says plans for 11,250 homes can help solve the majority of a town's congestion and air quality issues.

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Golf course work rips out natural woodland

The golf course has been churned up, picture Tony Broad.

Golfers and wildlife lovers are upset by work being carried out at a golf course.

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Go-ahead for 105 homes on old factory

The site off Graveney Road is set for 105 homes

A former industrial site which has been dormant for nearly a decade will be turned into houses and apartments after councillors approved plans.

Developers apply to build three blocks of flats

Plans have been submitted for three apartment buildings

Developers are hoping to demolish an office building on brownfield land to make way for 70 homes.

New council flats to ‘set ball rolling’ on building programme

It is hoped the development will lead to more across Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable

A local authority hopes plans for eight homes will trigger similar social housing developments across the area.

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Sales top £3.4bn at housebuilder

A Persimmon house at Timperley Place in Deal

Persimmon increased revenues by 9% last year amid healthy demand in the housing sector.

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Fears over planned seafront development

Residents fear the road could be damaged by the vehicles travelling to the development. Pic: Peter Jackson Architects

Residents fear damage to roads if "an out of character" seafront development gets the go-ahead.

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Crossrail extension 'a priority'

Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission chairman Sir John Armitt, right, is shown plans for Ebbsfleet Garden City by development corporation chief executive Ian Piper

The new chairman of a commission aimed at growing the economy of north Kent has made assessing the case to bring Crossrail to the county a priority.

Seafront plot on market for £1 million

The property enjoys breathtaking sea views

This overgrown piece of land off a Kent beach could be the perfect spot for a seaside home - but it comes with a hefty price tag.

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Anger over rugby club’s backing for development

A computer generated image of how the rugby pitches could look at Wises Lane, Borden

Letters of support from rugby club members for a controversial housing plan have angered opponents.

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