Decision due on Park Wood
A decision is expected
this week on plans to demolish 100 flats as part of a
multi-million-pound renovation of a rundown housing
Members of Maidstone
council’s planning committee are due to vote on a proposal,
put forward by Golding Homes, which will transform Park
The social housing provider
wants to bulldoze 234 properties to make way for 185 new homes -
predominantly family houses - a shopping area and public
A report from planning
officers has recommended the committee approves phase one
of the £34million scheme, which involves 100 properties in Wallis
Avenue, Longshaw Road and Brishing Lane, including Fairfax House
and Washington House.
The majority of tenants have
already been relocated and the earmarked buildings (two of which
are pictured above) have been boarded up.
Another eight blocks of flats
and a parade of shops fall under phases two and three.
An application for the final
stages, including Balmoral House, Belvedere House, Grosvenor House,
Nelson House, Reading House, Thanet House and flats above the
shopping parade, is expected to be submitted in the next few
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