Published: 11:35, 14 April 2022
| Updated: 11:36, 14 April 2022
A village development of more than 60 new homes have already been sold.
The 62 properties are being built at Catkin Gardens in Headcorn by Bovis Homes with construction due to be completed this summer – three-and-a-half-years later than initially planned.
The housebuilder is delivering 37 new three, four and five-bedroom houses for private sale and 25 affordable properties through rent or shared ownership on the nine-acre site off Maidstone Road.
A large area of public open space, as well as a children’s play area and natural green space, will feature in the new neighbourhood.
Bovis had hoped to build the properties by the end of 2018, but work was then pushed back after problems with key services.
Candice McCabe, marketing manager for Vistry Kent, which Bovis Homes is part of, said: “Catkin Gardens has proved to be a very popular site from the outset.
“The selection of top-quality three, four and five-bedroom homes have appealed to a range of home-buyers attracted by the chance to live in a rural setting with easy access to central London via direct trains from Headcorn railway station less than a mile away.
“We can already see a thriving new community taking shape here at Catkin Gardens, which is in a delightful location in the open countryside, on the north-western edge of this beautiful Kent village.
“The new residents will be able to enjoy the outdoor green spaces within the development which reflect its natural surroundings.
“New footpaths link the open spaces to existing paths in the area and we have retained existing trees and hedgerows wherever possible.
“The provision of bird and bat boxes through the site is also providing new housing for the local wildlife.”
Although the new homes at Catkin Gardens have been reserved, a further 167 new homes are being built by Bovis at The Meadows, off Headcorn Road, in Staplehurst.
Sales manager Stuart Brooks said: “We are delivering a range of two to five-bedroom homes at The Meadows at Staplehurst, which is just four miles away from Catkin Gardens. There is a selection of four-bedroom houses currently available to reserve.
“These outstanding properties are ideal for families as they are expertly designed to meet the need for flexible living space demanded by modern lifestyles.
“We would recommend that anyone who wanted to reserve a new home at Catkin Gardens but was unable to do so, should contact our sales team about The Meadows.”
There is presently a choice of four-bedroom homes available to reserve at The Meadows, with prices starting at £524,995.