Estate could create new hospital route
Plans for a new housing estate linking Ashford’s William Harvey Hospital with the A20 have been given the green light.
Bosses at Bellway Homes submitted plans for 207 properties in Willesborough Lees last year, but cut the number to 192 in August.
They have now had their scheme – which will include a new link road between Hinxhill Road and the A20 – approved by Ashford Borough Council’s planning committee.
It means bosses at the East Kent Hospitals Trust, which runs the Harvey, could now open a second entrance to the hospital through the new estate linking to the A20.
Cllr Michael Burgess, chairman of the committee, said the site – dubbed Willesborough Green – had been earmarked for development in Ashford Borough Council’s local plan.
“As it was in the Local Plan, no one was really surprised it was approved,” said Cllr Burgess.
The 24-acre site will feature 22 two-bedroom, 83 three-bedroom and 70 four-bedroom houses, as well as a number of flats.