Ideal spot for huge space centre
Rural Ashford has some of the darkest skies in the south east which makes it the perfect setting for a multi-million pound observatory and space centre.
The Ashford Astronomical Society (AAS) have already put in funding bids for the development planned for the south Ashford area, close to Romney Marsh.
The proposed Ashford International Space Science and Discovery Centre, potentially the largest planetarium in the UK, would feature cinema and conference facilities and hands-on exhibits that would appeal to young people.
The AAS has not formally submitted an application yet and have not yet pinpointed an exact location but founding member of the group Drew Wagar believes it is only a matter of time.
He said: “I am confident this will become a reality. We have submitted some funding bids and we are already looking at planning regulations
“We hope to have it built within the next two to three years.”