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Housing need 'not some abstract concept' says developer

Housing need 'not some abstract concept' says developer

A developer hoping to build more than 400 homes around a town has made its case to a Planning Inspector.

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Save Fant Farm campaign resurrected

Save Fant Farm campaign resurrected

Fant Farm has been put forward for 750 homes in Maidstone council's Call For Sites - along with two adjacent plots.

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Golfers get first tee cabin at golf club

Golfers get first tee cabin at golf club

A golf club hopes its new addition will prove a hit with members and visitors.

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Developer leaves families in the dark

Developer leaves families in the dark

Residents on a new housing estate have raised safety concerns after a developer failed to install street lighting.

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Future of 'blight on local area' is decided

Future of 'blight on local area' is decided

A decision on whether to replace an empty library with a 16-storey apartment block has been made.

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Restaurant will not be bulldozed for flats

Restaurant will not be bulldozed for flats

Plans to turn an Indian restaurant into retirement flats have been turned down.

Speculation mounts about newsprint's future

Speculation mounts about newsprint's future

Speculation is mounting as to how a newsprint site will be used after it was reportedly sold to a logistics company.

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Roman ear cleaner among riverside finds

Roman ear cleaner among riverside finds

Archaeologists have extracted Roman tweezers, ear cleaners and a large piece of timber from a bridge construction site.

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Scam warning ahead of self-assessment deadline

Scam warning ahead of self-assessment deadline

Nearly one million cases of suspicious activity were reported last year ahead of January 31 deadline.

Developer's £13m vision for lake

Developer's £13m vision for lake

A former cement quarry could be transformed into a major watersports and tourism attraction.

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M&S on track to open in 2020

M&S on track to open in 2020

It's "all good news" on the construction of a new M&S store.

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Plans for new school and 200 homes revealed

Plans for new school and 200 homes revealed

A former quarry and listed buildings could be redeveloped to build a new school and hundreds of houses.

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Flats set to replace curry house

Flats set to replace curry house

A curry house which reopened last month looks set to be replaced with flats.

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Planning inquiry for 675 homes to begin

Planning inquiry for 675 homes to begin

A planning inspector will begin hearing evidence about a controversial project after a council failed to make a decision in time.

Tories 'need more clarity' in manifesto

Tories 'need more clarity' in manifesto

Business leaders give muted response to unveiling of the Conservative Party's General Election manifesto.

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Heavenly revamp turns church into home

Heavenly revamp turns church into home

A stunning Grade-II listed church is up for sale after being converted into a two-bedroom home.

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Gold standard for construction firm

Gold standard for construction firm

Firm secures top marks for way it treats its employees.

Homes for the over-55s at Kings Hill

Homes for the over-55s at Kings Hill

A long-time campaigner for retirement housing has the honour of turning the first sod on a new development.

Have your say on two new schools

Have your say on two new schools

Consultations have opened on two new schools which will provide hundreds of places for pupils.

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Hospital development plans unveiled

Hospital development plans unveiled

Developers of Britain's oldest hospital building have submitted plans to renovate it with more than 150 new homes on the site.

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