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Town centre cinema and leisure complex takes stride forward

Topping out ceremony takes place on multi-million pound development as opening date nears


Hundreds more homes approved for garden city

A new wave of houses have been given the green light on a major development, including more than 40 affordable homes.


Doubt over pavilion flats plan

Planning permission to overhaul a Grade II former theatre into a health club with 68 flats is running out.


More flats planned for police station

Plans for about 100 flats have been given the go-ahead at a demolished former police station.


Eyesore building to become apartments

Developers hoping to convert and extend a prominent building targeted by squatters are set to have their plans approved this week.


High street set for ambitious makeover

A high street bus depot is set to be revamped - with M&S to be approached for the development.


Costa and vets to go next to giant Bunnings store

Five new stores including a giant Bunnings warehouse will be built next to a Costa coffee and vets if plans to extend a retail park are approved.


Plan to create 'world class' destination

Construction work has begun on one of three projects that could create 460 homes.


Demolition of derelict pub set to begin

Contractors are set to begin knocking down an historic pub, which has sat abandoned since closing 10 years ago.


Developers to build £1bn of homes after land deal

Three housebuilders have bought land with the potential for £1 billion worth of homes at the site of a proposed garden city.


Council slammed for ignoring public's concern over housing plans

RSPB and Kent Wildlife Trust has criticised the council for ignoring 12,000 people who voiced concerns over the plans.

More flats planned for police station

Plans for a former police station knocked down in 2016 could now see 99 flats, including a penthouse, and shops built.


Council to investigate building new villages

A borough council plans to approach landowners and developers about plots for 'garden communities' of 2,500-plus new homes.


Developer: Tax housebuilders more

A developer says the government should get tough on housebuilders' bonuses if it wants address the nation's housing shortage.


Back with a bang

The company behind the demolition of a power station is on the up after returning to profit.

Work to begin on controversial new development

Developers Sunningdale House hope to begin work on 223 new homes in Kent by the end of summer 2018.


800-home bid cost taxpayers £130k

Developers of an 800-home site have been criticised by council planners who say dealing with the application has cost taxpayers £130,000.


Care home construction work starts

The construction work at a new care home, which is set to create 100 jobs, is now well underway

Surveyor launches office

A chartered quantity surveying practice has launched a new regional headquarters as it aims to expand into Kent and Sussex.

New town with 10,000 homes served by one medical centre

The masterplan for a new garden town has been unveiled, and it includes just one health centre to serve 10,000 homes.

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