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Developer withdraws school site appeal

A developer will not pursue a plan to build 220 homes on playing fields in Maidstone.

Work starts on new homes

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

Builder's profits stack up

Construction group Kier boosted its bottom line in the second half of last year.

Plans for former pub resubmitted

A former pub is set to become accommodation for eight people, if new plans are accepted by the council.


Bovis urged to pursue Redrow deal

One of the largest investors in Bovis Homes has urged the troubled housebuilder to ditch merger talks with Galliford Try in favour of a rival bidder.

Make landlords pay business rates, says council

The government will be lobbied to make residential landlords pay business rates after accusations they are making huge profits at taxpayers' expense.


Pod homes popping up

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


Multi-million pounds town plan approved

One of the biggest and most long-awaited town centre redevelopments in north Kent has been approved.


Housing scheme's £53.8m loan

The government is to lend a developer millions of pounds to kick start the construction of 5,750 new homes in the county.


Developer unveils exhibition for 300 homes

An exhibition exploring plans to build almost 300 homes at a former Maidstone paper mill site will be open to the public on Saturday.


Show suites open for new luxury care home

Show suites at a new luxury residential care home are set to open next week.

Cause for optimism?

Things could finally be looking up for this infamously dilapidated street - and the rest of the town centre is having some work done too.


Student landlords may be targeted for business rates

A cash-strapped council believes student landlords could be prospering at the expense of the city and may face calls to pay a charge.


Planning guru hails 'great' projects

The president of the largest planning institute in Europe toured some of Kent’s largest regeneration sites.

Bovis rejects merger bids

A troubled housebuilder has rejected two proposals from fellow developers which valued the firm at nearly £1.2 billion.

New business park on target

A new industrial estate creating space for about a dozen firms is on target to be finished by July.

Former care home plans approved

Plans to demolish a now empty care home have been given the thumbs up, as long as conditions are met.


Work set to start on massive new housing scheme

Construction of 5,700 homes on a giant estate is set to begin.


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