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New children's nursery opens at 94-home development

New children's nursery opens at 94-home development

A brand new children's nursery has opened alongside new office space as part of a 94-home housing development.

Eye-catching plans for Bath-inspired seafront homes

Eye-catching plans for Bath-inspired seafront homes

New images show the next phase of a seafront development based on homes in London, Bath and Brighton.

'Why build on Grade A farmland?'

'Why build on Grade A farmland?'

Village residents are pushing back at development plans that say will engulf them in an "oil-slick" of new housing.

From office block to flats for homeless

From office block to flats for homeless

A local authority is searching for a contractor to complete work to convert an office block into temporary flats for homeless families.

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Adapted homes helping council tenants

Adapted homes helping council tenants

New homes designed to support people with additional needs have been completed by a council as part of its programme to build more social housing.

Village loses out on £469k after change to housing plan

Village loses out on £469k after change to housing plan

A decision to increase affordable homes in a development means a village missing out on thousands of pounds to put towards school places.

First luxury flats at old funfair almost complete

First luxury flats at old funfair almost complete

New pictures show how a luxury development at a recently-derelict seafront site is steaming ahead with residents due to move in soon.

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'We can stop a repeat of Grenfell'

'We can stop a repeat of Grenfell'

A company deliberately set a lounge and bedroom alight to show the importance of flame retardant cladding.

More homes for council tenants

More homes for council tenants

The first tenants have moved into the borough's latest development of council-owned homes.

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Riverside development of 1,500 homes approved

Riverside development of 1,500 homes approved

A huge riverside development of 1,500 homes, restaurants, bars and cafes has been given the green light by councillors.

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Bespoke homes approved for Garden City

Bespoke homes approved for Garden City

A total of 302 new homes have been approved for Ebbsfleet Garden City including its first custom-build properties

Work begins on new 420-place primary school

Work begins on new 420-place primary school

Building work for a new primary school as part of a £419 million riverside redevelopment project has started hailing a 'milestone' moment.

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D-Day for 1,500 riverside homes plan

D-Day for 1,500 riverside homes plan

Decision day has arrived for ambitious plans to revamp a disused riverside site with 1,500 homes along with shops, restaurants and bars.

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New seafront bar and rooftop will 'turn rubbish into gold'

New seafront bar and rooftop will 'turn rubbish into gold'

A Kent restaurateur is bidding to transform a derelict seafront eyesore that has sat empty for years into a boutique hotel with a rooftop bar.

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Seventeen years on and 9,000-homes plan submitted

Seventeen years on and 9,000-homes plan submitted

Controversial plans for a huge housing development – the likes of which were first discussed 17 years ago – have now been submitted.

Town regeneration steps up as call for artists goes out

Town regeneration steps up as call for artists goes out

A major town centre regeneration scheme is nearing the next step of development as the first crane moved in to start building work.

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Jobless figures continue to fall

Jobless figures continue to fall

across the county are continuing to fall as the economy continues to slowly improve after a year of .

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'Most desirable plot of land in the county' up for sale

'Most desirable plot of land in the county' up for sale

With panoramic views over the English Channel, the exclusive Leas at Kingsdown is one of the most desirable locations to live in

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Theme park site's wildlife status 'unreasonable and unjustified'

Theme park site's wildlife status 'unreasonable and unjustified'

Theme park bosses behind a planned £2.5bn attraction have blasted a decision granting the site special status to help protect wildlife and habitats.

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Jobs boost - but warning over skills shortage

Jobs boost - but warning over skills shortage

A survey has revealed the majority of firms in the county plan to hire staff this year - but there are warnings over a skills shortage.

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