A row of new homes overlooking Thanet's Westgate Bay

Have your say on sustainable design for Kent’s built environment

All new infrastructure and developments in Kent and Medway should have net zero carbon emissions and use resources efficiently, under new-look design guidance published by Kent County Council, Medway Council, and Kent’s District and Borough Planning Authorities today. Communities must also be well connected both digitally, and through an effective network of footpaths, cycleways and…

No Use Empty homes scheme expands into Medway

No Use Empty, the longest-running empty property initiative in the country which is run by KCC, is expanding its operations by partnering with Medway Council. Latest council tax records show that there are a total of 6,798 long-term vacant dwellings in Kent alone. However, without the 500 properties per year which NUE is returning to…

Kent’s empty homes scheme – breaking new ground

No Use Empty, Kent County Council’s award-winning empty homes initiative has announced a new £12 million fund to bring derelict sites back to life. The scheme provides loans to developers to bring derelict land and empty homes back into use. No Use Empty already has several new projects in the pipeline in Dover, Folkestone and…

New housing development to get primary school

A new housing development in Ashford is to get a new primary school and Kent County Council is happy that Stour Academies Trust is the chosen sponsor to run the school. The Finberry development at Cheeseman’s Green, located South East of Ashford, is to have a new two form entry primary school that will serve as…