Plans on show for £150m homes and truckstop scheme
Developers reveal proposals for site
Developers will reveal detailed plans for the building of new homes, a business park and 600-space truckstop in Ashford at an exhibition next week.
GSE Developments is behind the £150 million scheme at Waterbrook Avenue in Sevington, where it will build its own headquarters along with other buildings for businesses.
The 150-acre site off the Orbital Park roundabout is already home to a 300-space lorry park which will be demolished and moved to the eastern side of the site, next to the railway.
The site is home to the government’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and will soon be home to a £9 million Jaguar Land Rover dealership for the Barretts Motor Group.
The development sits across the railway line from the Sevington site, where plans to build new warehouses and a link road to the new Junction 10a of the M20 have already been approved.
Now GSE Developments is offering members of the pub- lic a chance to see the overall plan for the site, which has been earmarked for as many as 350 homes in Ashford Borough Council’s revised local plan.
The new houses would connect to the Finberry housing estate, where 1,200 houses are being built by developer Crest Nicholson.
A spokesman for GSE Developments said: “Our plans include public open spaces and a larger Ashford International Truckstop, which will almost double the size of the existing facility. It is aimed at reducing the overnight parking of lorries and HGVs on Ashford’s roads. Members of our team will be on hand to explain and answer questions at the public exhibition.”
The exhibition will be held in the offices of the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce at Ashford Business Point, Waterbrook Avenue, Sevington, on Thursday, July 27, from 1pm to 8pm.
The Waterbrook development has been earmarked for up to 350 homes in the revised local plan