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Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Lorries Slowly Destroying Grade Ii Listed Home -

In our cov­er­age of the Cre­ate mu­sic fes­ti­val last week, the pho­to­graph of To­ploader per­form­ing should have been cred­ited to Lewis Brock­way. We apol­o­gise for the er­ror. qual­ity and size. I was there­fore pleased that Ash­ford was in­vited to the Trea­sury for a meet­ing with key peo­ple. This al­lowed us to ex­plain how suc­cess­ful we were in pro­mot­ing in­ward in­vest­ment, in­tro­duc­ing space stan­dards, build­ing lo­cal needs and af­ford­able hous­ing.

Ash­ford, like ev­ery other district in Kent, faces a short­fall of af­ford­able hous­ing but last year saw us build 80 with fund­ing from the Homes and Com­mu­ni­ties Agency (HCA).

They have now awarded Ash­ford over £2.1 mil­lion to de­liver a fur­ther 106 af­ford­able homes in the next three-year pe­riod, thus tak­ing the to­tal fund­ing se­cured by the coun­cil in the last three years to just over £11 mil­lion – a clear in­di­ca­tion that we can be re­lied on to de­liver.

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