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Couple’s dream eco house up for top award

A couple, who built their own eco-friendly home, are due to find out if their property has won a design award this evening.

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Playing fields trashed again by litter louts

Rotary Club of Dover have to clean up of St Mary's Primary School area, just two months after the last cleaning. 24 vodka bottles now collected

A school area cleared of litter before the summer holiday has been trashed again, with volunteers collecting more than 200 discarded bottles and cans.

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Housing sites sold for nearly £5m

What the flats on Royal Engineers Road might look like. Image by KM Graphics

A property developer has sold two proposed housing sites in Kent.

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Dickens mansion cuts sale price by £2m

Bleak House in Broadstairs

A Grade II listed mansion where Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield has knocked £2 million off its sale price after failing to find a buyer.

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Old quarry? It's a fishing and sports ‘jewel in crown’

The blue lake in Halling

Plans are afoot to transform a former cement quarry into 'Kent's premier fishing and water sports attraction'.

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Barratts completes most homes in nine years

Barratt Homes development at the Orchards in Allington

The UK’s largest housebuilder, which has several sites in Kent, increased annual revenues by 10% to £4.6 billion, its latest results show.

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Record revenues and profits at Redrow

A Redrow development, the Parsonage, at Marden

A housebuilder made record revenues of nearly £1.7 billion helping it hike its dividend by 70%, its latest annual results show.

New homes approved for village

 An artist's impression of a new 17 home development on fields west of Maidstone Road in Horsmonden

A council planning committee has approved plans to build a new housing development in a village.

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Council stands firm on demands for slip road

Abbey New Homes' plan for 120 homes off Woodnesborough Road in Sandwich - those in blue represent the 36 proposed affordable homes

The introduction of a slip road is the only way councillors will give their support to a major housing development.

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Housebuilder's profits up 30%

A Persimmon house at Timperley Place in Deal

Persimmon increased revenues to £1.66 billion in the first half of the year as the average sale price of its homes went up.

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£15m dementia village could be UK first

The pioneering Hogeweyk dementia village in Holland

Plans are being drawn up for a "dementia village" - complete with cinema, convenience store and village square.

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Homes and 'village centre' approved for garden city

Homes at Springhead Park in Ebbsfleet

Another 250 homes and space for a supermarket and shops have been approved for a garden city in Kent.

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Decision expected soon on 800-home plan

800 homes could be built at Strode Farm

The fate of a controversial proposal for 800 new homes in a Kent village is expected to be decided before Christmas.

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4,000 homes to have 'zero effect' on city centre traffic

An artist's impression of Mountfield Park

A developer planning a city's biggest ever housing project has attempted to allay fears of traffic and pollution ahead of a key legal decision.

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House prices go through the roof

Homeowners have been offered up to one and a half times the value of their homes to sell up

Homeowners have been offered up to 150% of the value of their properties by a developer who wants to demolish their houses and build an access road.

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New homes and stores mooted for town

Swanley Centre

The owner of a shopping centre is hoping to push ahead with plans for an extensive redevelopment.

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Strutt and Parker snapped up

Strutt and Parker markets high-end properties

Estate agent Strutt & Parker has been bought by the real estate division of French bank BNP Paribas.

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