Chilmington Green will be a place where high quality is apparent both in the build of the new homes and surrounding facilities, but also in the opportunities for local people to play an active role in creating and sustaining their community.

A Community Management Organisation (CMO) will be created which will be gifted community facilities such as play spaces, community centres, open space and much more. It will manage these facilities on behalf of Chilmington residents and play a key role in driving forward community action.

Community Development Strategy

In order to support the creation of this new community, a community development strategy 2018 to 2019 has been created by Ashford Borough Council and its community partners.

Led by the council with the coordination of delivery likely to be managed by the CMO, this Strategy sets out a framework for the delivery of community projects and activities. It is ambitious and regards the involvement of the residents as central to success.

Following public consultation on the draft Community Development Strategy [pdf] 961KB, a report has been produced which summarises the outcomes of the consultation and how the Strategy has been amended accordingly.

View the final adopted version of the Community Development Strategy [pdf] 845 KB.

A final draft was presented to Ashford Borough Council’s Full Council in December 2017 and this has now been adopted. For further information please email