Chilm­ing­ton Green lat­est

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Development Update -

Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil is also invit­ing peo­ple to share their ideas on how they can keep up to date with the town’s largest ever hous­ing de­vel­op­ment.

Some 5,750 homes will be built in the coun­try­side at Chilm­ing­ton Green to the west of Sin­gle­ton and Wash­ford Farm, with ini­tial ac­cess work al­ready un­der way.

The coun­cil and its part­ners want to ask peo­ple how they can be “ed­u­cated” about what’s hap­pen­ing, “en­gaged” in the build­ing of the new com­mu­nity and “em­pow­ered” to cre­ate a vi­brant place to live.

They want to cre­ate a draft com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment strat­egy be­tween now and 2019 and want to form a Com­mu­nity Man­age­ment Or­gan­i­sa­tion to over­see play­grounds, parks, com­mu­nity cen­tres, and more.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion will then man­age the fa­cil­i­ties on be­half of res­i­dents and will play a role in “driv­ing for­ward com­mu­nity ac­tion”.

Cabi­net mem­ber for cul­ture Cllr Mike Ben­nett said: “We wel­come the views of res­i­dents on the strat­egy and so we are hop­ing many peo­ple will come along and talk to the peo­ple in­volved, hear more about the pro­pos­als and com­ment on them.

“This strat­egy is am­bi­tious and re­gards the in­volve­ment of the res­i­dents as cen­tral to suc­cess.”

A pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion will be held at Sin­gle­ton En­vi­ron­ment Cen­tre next Wed­nes­day from 4.30pm un­til 7pm. Any­one un­able to at­tend can visit www.ash­ford.­ing­ton-green­in­tro­duc­tion

A 3D aerial artist’s im­pres­sion of the Chilm­ing­ton Green de­vel­op­ment to the south west of Ash­ford; Cabi­net mem­ber for cul­ture Cllr Mike Ben­nett has said the coun­cil wel­comes res­i­dents’ views on the strat­egy

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