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Steely determination of new MD

06 September 2021
Steely determination of new MD

The last generation of a family behind a major employer in the county is stepping down as MD after 38 years with the firm.

Why transformation of derelict arcade could finally go ahead

05 September 2021
Why transformation of derelict arcade could finally go ahead

A multi-million-pound project to flatten a derelict arcade and replace it with high-end flats could begin next year, developers have revealed.

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Renewed bid for depot at former golf club draws huge opposition

01 September 2021
Renewed bid for depot at former golf club draws huge opposition

A highly controversial bid to renew the use of a former golf course as a council contractor's depot has been met with scores of angry responses.

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Confidence up, but concerns remain

01 September 2021
Confidence up, but concerns remain

The latest survey reveals firms are feeling increasingly confident for the future - but there are still hurdles to overcome.

Final home sells at development - after 24 years

01 September 2021
Final home sells at development - after 24 years

The final residents have moved in to an island's most prestigious development – 24 years after planning permission was granted.

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Further 89 flats planned in redevelopment scheme

31 August 2021
Further 89 flats planned in redevelopment scheme

House builders have submitted plans for the next phase in a major town centre redevelopment.

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Firm funds free spaces at show

31 August 2021
Firm funds free spaces at show

One of the county's big employers is to pay for a handful of firms to appear at a business show next month.

The Kent area with a 'million pound property market'

29 August 2021
The Kent area with a 'million pound property market'

A postcode area in the county is one of 19 new locations across England which has gained a £1m property market since the pandemic began.

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'Sickening' demolition of huge family homes a 'tragedy'

28 August 2021
'Sickening' demolition of huge family homes a 'tragedy'

Developers are bulldozing large family homes - one snapped up for £1 million more than its estimated value - to make way for a retirement block.

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Work set to start on new homes

26 August 2021
Work set to start on new homes

A new shared ownership housing development is set to start later this year after planners gave permission for the 20 new homes.

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IKEA rumours swirl as 'well-known retailer' signs warehouse deal

25 August 2021
IKEA rumours swirl as 'well-known retailer' signs warehouse deal

Home furnishing giant IKEA is understood to have signed a deal to open its first site in Kent.

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Aerial images show 750-home development taking shape

25 August 2021
Aerial images show 750-home development taking shape

Drone photos reveal the progress being made at a 111-acre housing development which has been under construction for two years.

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Apartment blocks could replace town's gas works

23 August 2021
Apartment blocks could replace town's gas works

Roof gardens and a public courtyard have been promised for a riverside housing development at a derelict gas works.

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House buyers 'outbid' by Londoners

22 August 2021
House buyers 'outbid' by Londoners

A growing number of residents are seeing their bids for homes in a Kent district gazumped by wealthier buyers from London, according to estate agents.

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'Building 8,000 extra homes to fund bypasses is madness'

21 August 2021
'Building 8,000 extra homes to fund bypasses is madness'

A council's vision to dwarf a government target and build 8,000 extra homes to fund the construction of two bypasses has come under heavy criticism.

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Designs for huge housing estate revealed

20 August 2021
Designs for huge housing estate revealed

How the next phase of a sprawling housing estate will look has been unveiled in designs submitted to planners.

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Tony Hart and Morph immortalised at bus station

19 August 2021
Tony Hart and Morph immortalised at bus station

Teenagers have created a striking mural as part of a £1m revamp of a tired and dingy bus station.

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Major construction expo back for 2021

19 August 2021
Major construction expo back for 2021

One of the county's most popular business events is bouncing back after the Covid as it prepares to welcome thousands in October.

'Castle brings nothing but traffic nightmare to our village'

18 August 2021
'Castle brings nothing but traffic nightmare to our village'

People in a village hit back at a survey suggesting a castle adds thousands to nearby house prices, by highlighting traffic woes the venue brings.

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Jobless figures start to stabilise as vacancies soar

17 August 2021
Jobless figures start to stabilise as vacancies soar

The latest figures reveal those claiming benefits is down for July in the county - but it has risen slightly in some areas.

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