Published: 11:29, 28 October 2021
| Updated: 11:31, 28 October 2021
House builders have released the first images of a new housing development planned in Hoo St Werburgh.
The computer-generated images from Jones Homes offer a first glimpse of the style of properties being built at the 65-home site off Stoke Road, which will be known as Walnut Grange.
Construction work is underway on the site, which will deliver a selection of three and four-bedroom homes for private sale, along with 17 affordable properties.
As well as new housing, Jones Homes say they will provide green open space, along with additional trees and hedgerows, and will retain a large Walnut Tree on the Eastern boundary of the development.
The first homes are expected to be released for sale at Walnut Grange this autumn.
Sara Stanhope, Sales and Marketing Director for Jones Homes Southern, said: “As the images illustrate, the homes being built at Walnut Grange will reflect the traditional style and character of existing properties in Hoo St Werburgh.
“The development will form a seamless extension to the village and provide much-needed new housing in this part of Kent.
“Situated half a mile from the centre of the village, Walnut Grange will offer buyers a prime location within walking distance of shops, schools and a sports centre. The development is also close to the village green and the Saxon Shore Way long-distance footpath.
“Residents will also benefit from excellent transport links. The nearby A228 provides easy access to the A2 for London and the M2 for Maidstone, while it’s just six miles to Strood railway station which has direct services to London St Pancras, and a further new station is planned in the next two years at Sharnal Street.”
As part of the planning agreement for Walnut Grange, Jones Homes say they will invest around £830,000 in the local community.
This will include £277,000 towards new community facilities, traffic calming and infrastructure, £392,000 for nursery, primary, secondary and sixth form school education, £124,000 for a new country park, and over £30,000 towards improvements at the Hoo St Werburgh Medical Practice.
The developer also notes Hoo St Werburgh is due to benefit from a £170 million Housing Infrastructure Fund from the government, and says the money will "improve the environmental and transportation infrastructure on the peninsula as more new homes are brought to the area."
The HIF fund has proved a controversial scheme on the Peninsula, with campaigners hoping to block plans for a further large scale development.
To find out more information about Walnut Grange, visit jones-homes.co.uk or call 01322 619759.