Thursday, 23 March 2017

Shepway vote causes East Kent super council rethink

Last night’s anticipated vote on the bringing together of the councils of Canterbury, Dover, Shepway and Thanet to create one super council for East Kent, appears to have fallen at the first major vote – halting plans for public consultation on the proposals.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Ashford’s on the move

Recent news items suggest Ashford is continuing to lead the Kent development stakes and welcoming new investment.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Aerodrome redevelopment called in

Despite Waverley Council in Surrey having resolved to approve the development of 1,800 new homes on the site of the 248-hectare Dunsfold Aerodrome, Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Department for Communities and Local Government, has called it in.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Dover planning case goes to Supreme Court

A legal wrangle over a major housing scheme partly within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) near Dover is set for a showdown in the Supreme Court by the end of the year.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Announcing the winners of the Kent Design and Development Awards 2016

The winners of the 2016 Kent Design and Development Awards have been revealed, with The Wing at Capel-le-Ferne named Project of the Year.

Twenty-three developments were shortlisted for the eight categories, with the overall Project of the Year voted for from among the category winners on the night.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Shortlist unveiled for development awards

The finalists in the 2016 Kent Design and Development Awards have now been revealed.

Twenty-four projects from across the county have been shortlisted in the awards, which are jointly organised and sponsored by DHA Planning, Kent County Council, and PR and marketing agency Maxim and take place every two years.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Awards celebrate Kent’s design, development and built environment

The search is now under way to find the winners of the Kent Design & Development Awards 2016, which celebrate the design excellence of the county’s property and construction industry.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Housing demand puts planning system under pressure

With housing demand outstripping supply it is easy to understand why every landowner would be interested in getting permission for residential property, but it’s putting our planning system under immense strain.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Confidence is of Paramount importance, and the delays aren’t helping

When it comes to major development projects, such as London Paramount, securing political backing invariably depends on whether those with political influence have the confidence it will actually be delivered – and the delays aren’t helping.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Does the case for Operation Stack lorry park stack up?

Although it’s been announced Balfour Beatty has won the £130m contract to deliver a 3,600 space lorry park and alleviate Operation Stack, it appears the House of Commons' Transport Select Committee isn’t convinced about the business case, suggesting the project is being rushed.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Population growth still exceeding house building

Distracted by holidays, Leicester City winning the Premier League, the Brexit debate, spring cleaning, and tidying up the garden, as well as being busy at Maxim, Kentcentric has recently taken a backseat.

However, while we’re delighted to report business is good at Maxim, our batteries are now recharged, the grass is cut and with today the official meteorological first day of summer (although the view from the window suggests otherwise) – we’re back!

Monday, 11 April 2016

Large chunk of Eastern Quarry sold

Land Securities has sold two-thirds of its Eastern Quarry site to Henley Camland, a partnership between UK private equity business Henley Investments and Camland, infrastructure specialist.

Kent duo in Government planning spotlight

According to research by national consultancy Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP) two Kent local authorities could be at risk of government intervention to ensure their Local Plans are up-to-date before 2017.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Monday, 21 March 2016

Railway stations on track for new housing

The Chancellor has acknowledged the role infrastructure plays in delivering sustainable communities after announcing a partnership to bring forward land for housing around railway stations.