Brings hope of several hundred jobs
pleted, work would then start on the construction of a further 400 houses, which would link into the Orbital Park roundabout on the A2070.
GSE managing director Darrell Healey said: “These proposals will help Ashford and Kent.
“It will secure the jobs, the secure parking for HGVs and the houses that are needed.
“Across the county there is a growing shortage of high quality commercial property. Waterbrook will deliver for Ashford by supporting the growth of existing local businesses and help attract new ones.”
“The town’s connectivity and high-speed rail link, along with the new Junction 10a, will mean that it is set for further economic growth and the outlook for the borough is positive.”
The plan for the £150 million site has now been submitted to Ashford Borough Council’s planning department.
It includes a 13-acre park to separate the housing estate from the lorry park, and a further 25 acres would be left undeveloped in a bid to boost wildlife. The outline planning application has been submitted to Ashford Borough Council’s planning officers, who are expected to produce a report by Tuesday, April 17.
To view the plans online visit the planning section at www.ashford.gov.uk and search for reference 18/00098/AS.
The designs for the new Ashford truck stop and commercial buildings at Waterbrook Park in Ashford