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Historic hall's future saved

A 1930s dance hall is no longer under threat of demolition after plans for retirement flats were refused by on the grounds they were “unsustainable.”

£750k needed to save 116 acres of land

The Woodland Trust needs to raise £750,000 in three months to save 116 acre of land from potential development.

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300 luxury holiday houses aimed at wealthy tourists

Plans have been unveiled for a luxurious holiday home development alongside a new £4 million base for a rugby club.

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£14.4m to convert historic barracks

Housing minister Gavin Barwell visited a £14.4m housing development at a disused barracks.

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Bovis to pay £7m compensation

Troubled housebuilder Bovis Homes will pay customers compensation of £7 million and slash construction targets by 10% to 15% after a "difficult year".

£6.9m roads plan to cope with new housing

Kent County Council has unveiled plans to carry out improvements at a link road.

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Victorious campaigners stop 3,000-home garden village

More than 2,000 people campaigned against plans to build houses on green belt land and won.

Major harbour regeneration set to begin

Long-awaited work to a derelict seafront is set to start next month, which will give a town a 500 jobs boost along with 1,000 new homes.

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Councillors reject pub conversion

Plans to convert an empty pub into flats have been rejected by councillors.

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Growth set in stone as firm opens depot

The future of a town’s expansion looks rock solid after a concrete and aggregate depot opened on the site of a former Rimmel cosmetics factory.

Shops to go to make way for flats

A string of town centre businesses will be demolished to be replaced with a block of flats.

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Housing minister to open new homes

Housing minister Gavin Barwell will open one of the UK's largest council-build bungalow sites today.

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Let talent shine at awards

Companies will be making a “smart investment of time with very little to lose” by entering Kent’s top business awards.

Battle to stop 4,000 homes heads for the courts

Clean-air campaigners are taking legal action against the government in the hope of stopping thousands of homes being built on prime farmland.

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Bid to build homes on chalk pit site

A controversial plan to build a housing estate in a disused chalk pit is set to be approved.

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Shock plans for scrap yard

The boss of a Kent car breakers wants to clear the site and convert it to warehouses.

Council tax bills to rise 4%

Kent representatives have backed a "high risk" budget, despite suggestions residents are being charged more for poorer services.

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No decision on pub earmarked for flats

People waiting to find out whether a pub will be turned into a block of flats will have to wait at least another month.

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