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Plans go ahead for 5,750 homes in Ashford garden suburb

22 October 2012 No Comment

Plans have been submitted to the council for the construction of a 5,750-home garden suburb at Ashford in Kent, planningresource.co.ukreports.

The masterplan, which will be constructed at the Chilmington Green site, proposes the homes will be arranged into three neighbourhoods with a high street, secondary school, four primary schools and a green space.

Development of sustainable garden suburbs


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The developments for the sustainable buildings will take place in four phases over the next twenty years, according toconstructionenquirer.com.

Ian Bull, project manager for the consortium, commented on the plans, saying:

“Plans for the Chilmington Green re-invent Ebenezer Howard’s Garden City principles for the 21st century.”

“Garden suburbs based on Howard’s principles have stood the test of time and continue to set the benchmark for new communities.”

Affordable housing that allow residents to connect to nature

Bull said the suburb would provide a lifestyle of wellbeing through a range of employment opportunities, cultural facilities and services, as well as offer affordable housing and well-connected, walkable neighbourhoods.


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He also explained that carefully landscaped streets, parks, private gardens and allotments would allow residents to connect to nature, and that a renewable energy strategy would be put into place to contribute to the community’s environmental stability.

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Planning consultancies working on the application, include Grotmik, Sellwood Planning and Ian Bull Consultancy. A decision should be made on the application in Spring 2013.

Author: Samantha Bartlett    Date Written: 22 October 2012

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