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First homes hit market at controversial village site

First homes hit market at controversial village site

A scheme to build 421 homes on fields around a village church which was allowed after an appeal have hit the market.

Consultation dates added over garden village after leaflet fiasco

Consultation dates added over garden village after leaflet fiasco

A council has announced extra consultation events for a development it is behind, after a blunder meant many neighbours were not informed.

Field set for protection could get 250 homes instead

Field set for protection could get 250 homes instead

A council leader has warned that nothing can stop housing development on a treasured green space after a 'dreadful decision' by planning inspectors.

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'We need emergency budget now'

'We need emergency budget now'

A leading business organisation in the county has joined a call for the Chancellor to hold an emergency budget to ease the cost of living crisis.

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IdentiKent: Is new homes fury down to design?

IdentiKent: Is new homes fury down to design?

We cast a critical eye of over 15 Kent housing sites and learn how Local Design Codes might be the answer to everyone's problems.

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Plans unveiled for 200 homes at old hospital wing

Plans unveiled for 200 homes at old hospital wing

Proposals to partly demolish an old hospital wing to make way for 200 homes have been unveiled for the first time.

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No 'washing or bamboo' on new flat balconies

No 'washing or bamboo' on new flat balconies

Hundreds of new flats have been approved as part of a town centre's regeneration - but developers are set to restrict 'unsightly items' on balconies.

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New seaside homes and restaurant plan unveiled

New seaside homes and restaurant plan unveiled

A building "in need of a total renovation" that's home to a restaurant, charity shop and flats could be demolished to make way for a new complex.

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Trio of buildings scoop architectural honours

Trio of buildings scoop architectural honours

Three Kent buildings have been recognised for their architectural splendour at a leading regional awards.

Designs for more beach homes revealed

Designs for more beach homes revealed

The latest plans for more homes in a seaside regeneration scheme also include shingle gardens and a restaurant with sea-view terrace.

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'Pointless' junction scheme approved

'Pointless' junction scheme approved

KCC has been condemned for its arrogance after refusing to send highways officers to explain its junction scheme.

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Why is there no money for The Fountain Lane junction?

Why is there no money for The Fountain Lane junction?

We investigate where the Section 106 money collected from developers over the years has gone.

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Firms to hike prices due to increasing costs

Firms to hike prices due to increasing costs

It won't come as a surprise to many, but the majority of Kent firms polled recently said increased costs would be passed onto their customers.

Homebuilder's millions for housing sites to be spent on M20

Homebuilder's millions for housing sites to be spent on M20

The firm behind two huge new developments is paying £10m towards infrastructure projects.

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'Affordable homes' launched at new housing complex

'Affordable homes' launched at new housing complex

Developers behind a new housing scheme have put the properties on the market ahead of their impending completion.

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Firm scoops two top national awards

Firm scoops two top national awards

A company which has won two prestigious awards has dedicated one to the memory of a director who died suddenly at the end of last year.

655 more homes could be added to huge estate

655 more homes could be added to huge estate

Developers want to add hundreds more homes at the edge of a huge housing scheme which is already under construction.

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Bosses urged to 'sleep under stars' for charity

Bosses urged to 'sleep under stars' for charity

Business leaders in the county are being urged to sign-up to a charity event next month designed to raise money and awareness for homeless charities.

Major event's £25m expectations

Major event's £25m expectations

After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the largest regional business event returns to the county in May.

MegaGrowth 50 bounces back for 2022

MegaGrowth 50 bounces back for 2022

A list of the fastest growing companies in the county is making a return for its 19th outing.

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