Meet­ing will show plans for spe­cial homes

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Shedding The Pounds -

Res­i­dents are in­vited to a pub­lic meet­ing in Stan­hope to view plans for new ac­com­mo­da­tion to house young peo­ple at risk of home­less­ness.

The meet­ing, be­ing held by Gold­ing Homes hous­ing as­so­ci­a­tion and Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil, will dis­play plans for the small de­vel­op­ment at The Limes.

The scheme would see the play area re­lo­cated and im­proved, and spe­cial­ist ac­com­mo­da­tion built to house up to eight young peo­ple in dan­ger of be­com­ing home­less.

One of the homes will be ac­ces­si­ble for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties.

Cllr Aline Hicks, ABC’s port­fo­lio holder for hous­ing, said: “We be­lieve th­ese homes are vi­tal to help us pro­vide much-needed sup­ported ac­com­mo­da­tion at a time when pre­vent­ing home­less­ness has never been more im­por­tant.

“Not only that but the com­mu­nity stands to ben­e­fit from im­proved play fa­cil­i­ties, so we are also keen to find out what would best suit them.”

The plans will be on dis­play at The John Wal­lis Academy, in Mill­bank Road, be­tween 4pm and 7pm tomorrow (Fri­day). Any­one is wel­come to at­tend.

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