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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.


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.


£14.4m to convert historic barracks

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


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.


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.


Councillors reject pub conversion

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


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.


Housing minister to open new homes

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


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.


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.


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.


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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