Published: 15:01, 26 October 2020
| Updated: 18:26, 26 October 2020
Another sinkhole has opened up in Barming this time on the site of a new housing development.
The hole appeared in the Orchard Fields area in Hermitage Lane, opposite Maidstone Hospital.
It was first noticed around midday yesterday on the site developed by Bovis Homes.
This is not the first time Barming has suffered from this type of collapse.
It meant water supplies had to be re-routed around the entire network so houses were not cut off.
And, in May 2018, a sinkhole opened up on the A26 Tonbridge Road forcing 10 homes to be evacuated.
It took workers more than 8,000 hours to repair the damage over a five month period.
It caused disruption for residents and nearby businesses even lost revenue.
In July 2019 a hole appeared in Upper Fant Road, not far from the repaired stretch of Tonbridge Road.
The ongoing issues has prompted concerns from residents nearby about further building on the land.
Bovis Homes and Maidstone Borough Council have been approached for comment.