Plans for 25 homes just off a main road through a village have been put forward by developers.
Esquire Developments submitted the proposals seeking outline permission for the estate in Newington to Swale council.
The site is just over the size of two standard 11-a-side football pitches and to the south of the High Street.
“The proposals feature a mixture of affordable and private homes with a variety of dwelling sizes, from one-bed apartments to two, three and four-bedroom family homes,” the developer writes.
“These are delivered in a variety of forms from flats over garages to terraces, semi-detached and detached homes.”
Of the planned properties, 10 of the 25 would be marketed as affordable – two with one bedroom, four with two bedrooms and four with three bedrooms.
The field where the homes are to be built has most recently been used as a paddock and is accessed via the nearby Eden Meadows development – Esquire’s nine-home plot of “executive homes” which are already complete.
The new estate is set to include “traditional orchard tree planting” and “species rich hedgerows” to “enhance biodiversity”.
In March 2020, Esquire put in a bid for 40 homes on the site but following feedback amended the plan and lowered the number to 35.
In March 2021, after further criticism from the council, it scaled back the plans even further to 20 properties.
This new application is the final form of the bid – responding to criticisms of the previous 20-home plans by moving it further back from the High Street, while increasing the number up to 25 homes.
As an outline planning application, the exact design, number and layout of the estate is yet to be confirmed.
However, the developer writes: “The homes could be delivered as all-electric (no gas), highly insulated, and will include electric vehicle charging points as well as delivering high quality, native planting and landscaping to create new habitats.”
It is not yet known when the council will decide on the application, but an internal deadline of March 4, 2024, has been set.