Monday, August 8, 2011

planners agree 1400 Whitfield Homes

... But no Jobs or additional Water

"AN outline planning application for phase one of the expansion of Whitfield has been approved, despite a warning that affordable housing may be dropped from this part of the village development.
At a meeting last Thursday, the planning committee voted in favour of the proposal put forward by developer Phillip Jeans Homes.

Two votes were made against the decision, including one from Whitfield councillor Jim Back. Five members voted in favour of the scheme.

Phase one will see 1,400 homes, a 66-bed care home, a 420-place primary school, shops, green space and roadworks to upgrade roundabouts and create new access on the A256.

The overall five-phase, 20-year building project consists of three sites, comprising six new neighbourhoods, to the west, north and east of the village.... "

Read the full report at This Is Kent

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