West Kent Housing Association (WKHA) is getting ready to embark on its largest housing development in three decades.
The organisation, which was born out of the stock transfer of housing from Sevenoaks District Council in 1989, is to provide 106 new homes over the next three years.
The homes will be built at a new development in Allington, Maidstone.
WKHA says the project is set to begin in a matter of weeks, after approval by Tonbridge & Malling Council of reserved matters in the planning application.
Anabel Palmer, the housing association’s executive director of development and partnerships, said: “There are a range of energy efficient homes planned for Castor Park, including one- to four-bedroom homes, alongside several adaptable homes for residents with additional needs.
“West Kent is also investing resources into the local community by providing two new play parks, restoring a World War II pillbox, as well as contributions to the local schools, youth facilities and other community initiatives.
“The additional services planned for Castor Park will look to support residents beyond just their housing need. We look forward to sharing more on Castor Park in the coming months.”
The homes will be developed with WKHA’s delivery partner, Penenden Heath Developments Ltd, and will be focused on providing “affordable local” housing.
Andy Shankster, director at Penenden Heath Developments, said: “We are excited to begin this partnership with West Kent and start on the Castor Park site in the coming weeks.
“The homes set to be built will be a huge benefit to the local community, and our teams have years of experience providing excellent development services across Kent.
“We recognise that this project forms part of West Kent’s wider development plans for the years ahead ,and the homes set to be built at Castor Park form part of this wider vision.”
Main image: Artist’s impression of the new homes at Castor Park. Credit: gdm architects
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