Green light for development

Planning approval from Ashford Borough Council means that Hodson Developments can begin Phase 1 of its major development at Chilmington Green. Work can now start on the construction of the first homes, which is expected to begin by the end of March 2018.

As well as a total of 5750 new homes, Chilmington Green will also boast its own high street, a secondary school, four primary schools, a park and extensive areas of green space. It will provide up to 1000 new jobs for the local area and will be built over the next two decades.

Alan Hodson, Managing Director, is keen to get started on the significant project: “It will be great to get on site and start transforming all the plans into reality,” he said. “We aim to have the first residents moving into the development in Winter 2018. The new homes will be available for off plan sales during Summer 2018.

“Chilmington Green is going to be a high quality, major new community for Kent. It has its own design code to ensure the quality of the scheme, which will reflect many of the design principles of the successful garden cities, such as tree-lined streets, a spacious layout with high quality public spaces. We are determined that it will be a development that we as developers will be very proud to put our name to.”