Brings hope of sev­eral hun­dred jobs

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Development Update -

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

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