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Almost 100 objections have already been submitted by furious residents in and around Cross Road in response to a planning application submitted by Gladman Developments

Outrage at 235 homes plan

People living near a beauty spot say the area will be ruined if a plan for hundreds of homes goes ahead.

Bun Penny luxury flats taken off market

The new seafront apartments still await their first occupants

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

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


Campaign 'turned views against housing plans'

Hundreds turned out to the event

Protests during a consultation on plans to build a 12,000-home garden town affected the “nature, feel and output” of responses, according to a report.


Homes will go-ahead after council misses deadline

Many villagers are against the development

A controversial 30-home development has been granted approval after a borough council missed the deadline to object.


College to be demolished for homes

Ashford college buildings in Jemmett Road will be knocked down

Councillors have given the green light for developers to build scores of houses on the site of a former college which has relocated.


Watchdog takes legal action against property mogul

Landlord Fergus Wilson

The UK's human rights watchdog has launched legal action against a controversial landlord over his ban on "battered wives" 'and coloureds'.


Road firm rolls into Kent

Gibbs Surfacing lays 200,000 tonnes of bitumen and asphalt each year

An asphalt and bitumen company has opened an office in the county after investing more than £1 million over the last two years.

The challenge to meet demand

Peter Stringer, left, and Richard Balfour-Lynn appeared on Chris & Co

A wine boss says his industry may struggle to satisfy the appetite for English wine as a housing chief says his sector is behind on national targets.

Former bear pit could be lost forever

Rosie the bear in her pit at Rosherville Gardens

A developer's plans to safeguard an historical site around hundreds of new homes have been branded 'farcical' by campaigners.


Regeneration work set to start soon

Artists' impression of the leisure quarter in the Spirit of Sittingbourne development, one of numerous commercial property ventures beginning construction soon

Work could be due to start soon on the £57 million town centre regeneration.


The application that won't go away

Cllr Janetta Sams, head of planning Rob Jarman and planning development manager James Bailey at the referrals committee meeting

A company has submitted second bid for warehouse and industrial development.


Bold plans for former bus station revealed

Plans to develop Herne Bay's former bus station have been revealed

Plans to transform a town's former bus station have been revealed - and the developer is now asking residents what shops they would like to see built.


Views sought on plans for 840 homes

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

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


Property group takes over surveying firm

Shahan Lall with one of his properties in New Road, Chatham

A real estate investment company with a rented portfolio worth £10 million has taken full control of a commercial property advisors.

Planning officers told: You will continue to fight appeal

Cllr Janetta Sams chaired the meeting

Maidstone council will continue to fight development at Woodcut Farm, a meeting of MBC's planning referrals committee decided tonight.


Keeping colleagues 'free of injury'

Walker Construction site supervisor Kieren McCafferty won the international safety champion award at the British Safety Council gala dinner, presented by Gabby Logan, left, and Lynda Armstrong OBE

A site supervisor at a construction firm won the international safety champion award at an industry dinner hosted by BBC presenter Gabby Logan.

Work starts on £75m cinema scheme

An artist's impression of the proposed cinema.

Preparation works have started ahead of the £75 million development of a new town centre hotel and cinema complex


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