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Completed Developments

Sheltered Schemes

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Farrow Court consists of 104 one and two bedroom apartments spread over three floors. There are seven recuperative care flats, one guest room and 12 purpose built flats for adults with learning disabilities.

Danemore, Tenterden

Danemore is a dementia friendly scheme. There are 34 one and two bedroom apartments and one guest room, with a further four chalet bungalows on the site for sale on the open market.

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Short Stay Accommodation

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Christchurch House was renovated from an office building into short stay accommodation for homeless families. This provides an alternative to placing them in nightly paid accommodation. It provides eight units, including a wheelchair accessible unit, a communal kitchen and a courtyard/outside space.

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This is another renovation and will provide short stay accommodation for homeless families. This will also reduce the use of nightly paid accommodation. It is made up of eight units, with a communal kitchen area and outside space. Technically the renovation uses an innovative multi foil insulation system which has helped to achieve CO2 reductions over Building Regulation requirements in the region of 20%. This development is now open.

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Wheelchair-accessible Bungalows

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The two bungalows at Noakes Meadow are the first of their kind built in the borough of Ashford. These bespoke affordable homes are the first that are known to fully meet the optional “wheelchair user accessible dwelling” Category 3 standard of Part M4 of the Building Regulations.

Close liaison with Kent County Council’s occupational therapists helped determine the individual needs as written technical guidance alone cannot determine such bespoke requirements.

All sockets, thermostatic controls, door and window handles throughout the dwellings are at accessible heights. Collection baskets have been installed to the front doors to ease the collection of mail.

The kitchen worktops can be adjusted to comfortable workable heights to allow residents to cook and wash-up if they so wish. The kitchen cupboards have also been designed to be fully accessible.

The custom-built dwellings have square rooms with wide hallways so that turning circles are possible in powered wheelchairs. In each dwelling, the large square wet room can be accessed from both the hallway and the main bedroom via two very wide doorways.

A strengthened roof structure and removable wall sections allow residents to have hoists installed between the main bedroom and bathroom, should they be required.

Firm and level non-slip access has been provided from wheelchair accessible parking bays to all external doors. The gardens to the rear have been designed fully wheelchair accessible.

The long-term affordability and thermal efficiency has been an important consideration in the design. An easy to use and maintain Intergas Combi Compact ECO RF 24 gas boiler has been installed to ensure continued heating provision. Enhanced thermal bridging details and low air leakage rates have ensured that the bungalows achieve five star ratings for all areas of construction on their EPCs (energy performance certificates).

The additional costs of creating a life-time home to the M4(3) “wheelchair user accessible dwelling” standards at Noakes Meadow have been less than half that quoted in the DCLG Housing Standards Review 2014 for comparable two bedroom dwellings. Noakes Meadow is leading the way by demonstrating the viability of undertaking similar future projects.

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Ashford Borough Council and building contractor DCB Ltd have recently delivered a scheme of four affordable dwellings at Ragstone Hollow in Aldington. Consisting of two one-bed bungalows and two three-bed chalet bungalows. All the dwellings in this development have been designed and built to fully meet the optional “wheelchair user accessible dwelling” Category 3 standard of Part M4 of the Building Regulations.

These dwellings have been designed to maximise circulation spaces in the living areas. This makes the properties very adaptable for wheelchair users. The three-bed chalet bungalows have an impressive central hallway and landing that allows for a lift to be easily installed without any structural alteration.

Strengthened joists and removable wall sections will allow residents to have hoists installed between the ground floor bedroom and adjacent fully accessible shower-room, should this be required at a later date.

The dwellings are heated by air-source heat pumps. Combined with enhanced thermal construction details this has resulted in reductions in excess of 40% over the target CO2 emissions rates required by current Building Regulations. This should benefit residents with significantly reduced heating bills.

Ragstone Hollow is part of an important initiative, which not only provides affordable homes for local people to rent, but is also regenerating and revitalizing key areas of council owned land. The innovative use of council land such as this is helping to redevelop local communities, resolve anti-social behaviour problems, create employment opportunities and make a difference to the lives of local people who perhaps face the greatest of life’s challenges.

Delivery

Since 2011 we have delivered 322 homes, which are set out in the table below.

Ashford Borough Council-delivered homes
Site Properties (affordable housing unless specified otherwise) Building Status Handover
Hunter Close, Ashford 3 x 2-bed houses 2-bed House Completed 23-Mar-11
Towers View, Ashford 5 x 1-bed bungalows 1-bed Bungalow Completed 31-Mar-11
Towers View, Ashford 3 x 2-bed houses 2-bed House Completed 31-Mar-11
Towers View, Ashford 2 x 2-bed bungalows 2-bed Bungalow Completed 31-Mar-11
Breadlands Road, Quarry Close, Willesborough 7 x 2-bed houses 2-bed House Completed 27-Apr-11
Blake Court, Willesborough 3 x 3-bed houses 3-bed House Completed 31-May-11
Gerlach House, Ashford 2 x 1-bed flats 1-bed Flat Completed 31-May-11
Orchard View, Bethersden 3 x 2-bed bungalows 2-bed Bungalow Completed 11-Oct-11
The Chennells, High Halden 4 x 1-bed flats 1-bed Flat Completed 04-Nov-11
Nine Acres, Kennington 2 x 2-bed bungalows 2-bed Bungalow Completed 11-Nov-11
Sotherton, Willesborough 4 x 1-bed flats (for people with learning difficulties) 1-bed Flat Completed 17-Nov-11
Sotherton, Willesborough 1 x 1-bed bungalow (for a person with learning difficulties) 1-bed Bungalow Completed 17-Nov-11
Arlington, Ashford 3 x 3-bed houses 3-bed House Completed 01-Dec-11
Singleton Road, Ashford 4 x 2-bed houses 2-bed House Completed 01-Dec-11
Bybrook Road, Ashford 2 x 3-bed houses 3-bed House Completed 07-Dec-11
Bybrook Road, Ashford 1 x 3-bed house 3-bed House Completed 20-Jan-12
Mardol Road, Ashford 3 x 3-bed houses 3-bed House Completed 07-Dec-11
Mardol Road, Ashford 1 x 3-bed house 3-bed House Completed 03-Feb-12
Cheeselands, Biddenden 5 x 2-bed bungalows 2-bed Bungalow Completed 10-Feb-12
Beaver Lane, Ashford 2 x 2-bed houses 2-bed House Completed 12-Mar-12
Luckley House, Wye 9 x 1-bed flats 1-bed Flat Completed 26-Mar-12
Orion Way, Ashford 2 x 4-bed houses 4-bed House Completed 26-Mar-12
Orion Way, Ashford 7 x 3-bed houses 3-bed House Completed 26-Mar-12
Birling Road, Ashford 1 x 3-bed house 3-bed House Completed 27-Sep-13
Christchurch Road, Ashford 8 x 1-bed bedsits (for use as temporary accommodation) – note these properties sit in the General Fund 1-bed Bedsit Completed 29-Aug-14
Hawthorn, Appledore 4 x 2-bed flats 2-bed Flat Completed 21-Nov-14
Hawthorn, Appledore 4 x 2-bed bungalows 2-bed Bungalow Completed 18-Dec-14
Wind Hill, Charing 2 x 2-bed bungalows 2-bed Bungalow Completed 18-Dec-14
Wind Hill, Charing 1 x 3-bed bungalow 3-bed Bungalow Completed 18-Dec-14
Manse Field, Brabourne 2 x 3-bed houses 3-bed House Completed 19-Dec-14
Randolph Gardens, Kennington 8 x 3-bed houses 3-bed House Completed 19-Dec-14
Riverview, Ashford 3 x 2-bed houses 2-bed House Completed 19-Dec-14
Riverview, Ashford 1 x 3-bed houses 3-bed House Completed 19-Dec-14
Arcon Road, Ashford 3 x 3-bed houses 3-bed House Completed 30-Jan-15
Simons Ave, Ashford 3 x 3-bed houses 3-bed House Completed 30-Jan-15
Cryol Road, Ashford 4 x 3-bed houses 3-bed House Completed 27-Feb-15
Cryol Road, Ashford 2 x 4-bed houses 4-bed House Completed 27-Feb-15
Cryol Road, Ashford 1 x 6-bed house 6-bed House Completed 27-Feb-15
Poppy Fields, Charing 7 x 2-bed houses (shared ownership) 2-bed House Completed 16-Nov-15
Poppy Fields, Charing 1 x 3-bed house (shared ownership) 3-bed House Completed 16-Nov-15
Poppy Fields, Charing 13 x 3-bed 3-bed House Completed 16-Nov-15
Farrow Court 81 x 1-bed flats (14 for those with learning difficulties) 1-bed Flat Completed 20-Nov-15
Farrow Court 23 x 2-bed flats 2-bed Flat Completed 20-Nov-15
Boxley, Ashford 2 x 3-bed houses 3-bed House Completed 14-Dec-17
Noakes Meadow, Ashford 2 x 2-bed bungalows 3-bed Bungalow Completed 19-Feb-18
Beecholme Drive, Kennington 2 x 3-bed houses 3-bed House Completed 20-Mar-18
Priory Way, Tenterden 2 x 3-bed houses 3-bed House Completed 20-Mar-18
Belmont Place, Ashford 3 x 2-bed flats 2-bed Flat Completed 28-Mar-18
Jubilee Fields, Wittersham 4 x 3-bed houses (local needs) 3-bed House Completed 05-Dec-18
Brattle, Woodchurch 4 x 2-bed houses 2-bed House Completed 13-Dec-18
Calland HRA 15-18 2 x 2-bed houses (local needs) 2-bed House Completed 19-Dec-18
Calland HRA 15-18 2 x 3-bed houses (local needs) 3-bed House Completed 19-Dec-18
Danemore, Tenterden 23 x 1-bed flats 1-bed Flat Completed 15-Feb-19
Danemore, Tenterden 11 x 2-bed flats 2-bed Flat Completed 15-Feb-19
Chequers Green, Shadoxhurst 2 x 2-bed houses (shared ownership) 2-bed House Completed 01-Aug-19
Chequers Green, Shadoxhurst 2 x 2-bed houses 2-bed House Completed 01-Aug-19
Kings Close, Shadoxhurst 2 x 2-bed house (shared ownership) 2-bed House Completed 14-Oct-19
Kings Close, Shadoxhurst 4 x 1-bed flat 1-bed Flat Completed 14-Oct-19
Kings Close, Shadoxhurst 1 x 2-bed house 2-bed House Completed 14-Oct-19
Ragstone Hollow, Aldington 2 x 2-bed bungalows 2-bed Bungalow Completed 11-Mar-20
Ragstone Hollow, Aldington 2 x 3-bed bungalows 3-bed Bungalow Completed 11-Mar-20
The Weavers, Biddenden 2 x 2-bed bungalows 2-bed Bungalow Completed 13-Aug-20

 

Since 2011 we have enabled the delivery of 963 homes, with 319 of these since 2018 below:

Ashford Borough Council-enabled home delivery
Registered Provider Site Tenure (affordable housing unless specified otherwise) Delivered
Orbit Housing Jemmett Road, Ashford 3x3-bed houses (shared ownership) Q1 2021-2022
Golding Homes North Street, Biddenden 4x2-bed houses (shared ownership) Q1 2021-2022
Golding Homes North Street, Biddenden 3x3-bed houses Q1 2021-2022
Golding Homes North Street, Biddenden 2x3-bed houses Q1 2021-2022
Golding Homes North Street, Biddenden 2x2-bed houses Q1 2021-2022
Golding Homes North Street, Biddenden 1x2-bed flat over a garage Q1 2021-2022
Golding Homes North Street, Biddenden 4x1-bed flats Q1 2021-2022
Orbit Housing Jemmett Road, Ashford 2x4-bed houses (shared ownership) Q4 2020-2021
Heyloe Housing Finberry, Cheesemans Green 1x2-bed flat (shared ownership) Q4 2020-2021
West Kent Housing Hinxhill Road, Ashford 13x3-bed houses (shared ownership) Q3 2020-2021
West Kent Housing Hinxhill Road, Ashford 4x2-bed houses Q3 2020-2021
West Kent Housing Hinxhill Road, Ashford 2x1-bed flats Q3 2020-2021
West Kent Housing Hinxhill Road, Ashford 4x2-bed flats Q3 2020-2021
Orbit Housing Jemmett Road, Ashford 4x2-bed houses Q3 2020-2021
Orbit Housing Jemmett Road, Ashford 4x4-bed houses (shared ownership) Q3 2020-2021
Heyloe Housing Finberry, Cheesemans Green 5x2-bed flats Q3 2020-2021
Heyloe Housing Finberry, Cheesemans Green 1x2-bed house Q3 2020-2021
Heyloe Housing Finberry, Cheesemans Green 1x3-bed house (shared ownership) Q3 2020-2021
Golding Homes Finberry, Cheesemans Green 6x2-bed flats Q3 2020-2021
Golding Homes Finberry, Cheesemans Green 1x2-bed flat over garage (shared ownership) Q3 2020-2021
Golding Homes Finberry, Cheesemans Green 5x2-bed houses Q3 2020-2021
Moat Housing Recreation Road, Tenterden 2x1 bed flats Q2 2020-2021
Moat Housing Recreation Road, Tenterden 4x2-bed flats Q2 2020-2021
Moat Housing Recreation Road, Tenterden 2x1-bed flats (shared ownership) Q2 2020-2021
Moat Housing Recreation Road, Tenterden 3x2-bed houses Q2 2020-2021
Heyloe Housing Finberry, Cheesemans Green 1x2-bed flat over garage (shared ownership) Q2 2020-2021
Heyloe Housing Finberry, Cheesemans Green 6x2-bed houses Q2 2020-2021
Golding Homes Finberry, Cheesemans Green 7x2-bed flats (shared ownership) Q4 2019-2020
Golding Homes Finberry, Cheesemans Green 3x4-bed houses (shared ownership) Q4 2019-2020
Golding Homes Finberry, Cheesemans Green 1x3-bed house (shared ownership) Q4 2019-2020
Town and Country Housing St Margaret’s Place, Biddenden 6x2-bed house Q4 2019-2020
Moat Housing Recreation Road, Tenterden 2x1-bed flats Q4 2019-2020
Moat Housing Recreation Road, Tenterden 4x2-bed flats Q4 2019-2020
Golding Homes Finberry, Cheesemans Green 3x4-bed house (shared ownership) Q3 2019-2020
Golding Homes Finberry, Cheesemans Green 6x3-bed house (shared ownership) Q3 2019-2020
Golding Homes Finberry, Cheesemans Green 4x2-bed house (shared ownership) Q3 2019-2020
Golding Homes Finberry, Cheesemans Green 1x2-bed flat (shared ownership) Q3 2019-2020
Orbit Housing Jemmett Road 8x2-bed flat (shared ownership) Q3 2019-2020
Orbit Housing Jemmett Road 4x1-bed flat (shared ownership) Q3 2019-2020
West Kent Housing Association Halden Field 1x3-bed house Q3 2019-2020
West Kent Housing Association Halden Field 3x2-bed house Q3 2019-2020
West Kent Housing Association Halden Field 4x1-bed flat Q3 2019-2020
West Kent Housing Association Halden Field 4x3-bed house (shared ownership) Q3 2019-2020
West Kent Housing Association Halden Field 2x2-bed house (shared ownership) Q3 2019-2020
English Rural Housing Association Goldfield, Warehorne 2x2-bed house (local needs affordable rent) Q3 2019-2020
English Rural Housing Association Goldfield, Warehorne 2x1-bed flat (local needs affordable rent) Q3 2019-2020
Golding Homes Repton Park 7x1-bed flat Q2 2019-2020
Golding Homes Repton Park 13x2-bed flat Q2 2019-2020
Orbit Housing Jemmett Road 6x1-bed flat Q2 2019-2020
Orbit Housing Jemmett Road 12x2-bed flat Q2 2019-2020
Orbit Housing Smallhythe Road, Tenterden 3x3-bed house (shared ownership) Q2 2019-2020
Orbit Housing Jemmett Road 1x4-bed house (shared ownership) Q2 2019-2020
West Kent Housing Association Smallhythe Road, Tenterden 6x1-bed flat (shared ownership) Q2 2019-2020
West Kent Housing Association Smallhythe Road, Tenterden 3x2-bed flat (shared ownership) Q2 2019-2020
West Kent Housing Association Smallhythe Road, Tenterden 14x2-bed house (shared ownership) Q2 2019-2020
West Kent Housing Association Smallhythe Road, Tenterden 1x3-bed house (shared ownership) Q2 2019-2020
West Kent Housing Association Smallhythe Road, Tenterden 6x2-bed flat (shared ownership) Q1 2019-2020
West Kent Housing Association Smallhythe Road, Tenterden 1x4-house (shared ownership) Q1 2019-2020
West Kent Housing Association Smallhythe Road, Tenterden 2x4-bed house Q1 2019-2020
Orbit Housing Jemmett Road 1x3-bed house (shared ownership) Q1 2019-2020
Orbit Housing Jemmett Road 7x1-bed flat Q1 2019-2020
Orbit Housing Jemmett Road 3x2-bed flat Q1 2019-2020
Orbit Housing Jemmett Road 4x2-bed house Q1 2019-2020
Orbit Housing Jemmett Road 3x3-bed house (shared ownership) Q4 2018-2019
Orbit Housing Finberry, Cheesemans Green 8x1-bed flat Q4 2018-2019
Orbit Housing Finberry, Cheesemans Green 7x2-bed flat Q4 2018-2019
Orbit Housing Finberry, Cheesemans Green 3x2-bed house Q4 2018-2019
Golding Homes Finberry, Cheesemans Green 4x3-bed house Q3 2018-2019
West Kent Housing Association Finberry, Cheesemans Green 6x2-bed flat Q3 2018-2019
West Kent Housing Association Finberry, Cheesemans Green 5x3-bed house (shared ownership) Q3 2018-2019
West Kent Housing Association Finberry, Cheesemans Green 1x flat over garage (shared ownership) Q3 2018-2019
Town and Country Housing Group Austin Road 10x3-bed house Q2 2018-2019
Town and Country Housing Group Austin Road 4x2-bed house Q2 2018-2019
Golding Homes Roman Road, Aldington 2x2-bed house Q2 2018-2019
Golding Homes Roman Road, Aldington 2x2-bed house (shared ownership Q2 2018-2019
Moat Housing Recreation Road, Tenterden 6x1-bed flat Q2 2018-2019
Moat Housing Recreation Road, Tenterden 1x1-bed flat (shared ownership) Q2 2018-2019
Moat Housing Recreation Road, Tenterden 6x2-bed house (shared ownership) Q2 2018-2019
Moat Housing Recreation Road, Tenterden 3x2-bed flat Q2 2018-2019
Golding Homes Finberry, Cheesemans Green 4x2-bed house (shared ownership) Q1 2018-2019
Golding Homes Finberry, Cheesemans Green 4x3-bed house (shared ownership) Q1 2018-2019
Moat Housing Recreation Road, Tenterden 6x1-bed flat (shared ownership) Q1 2018-2019
Moat Housing Recreation Road, Tenterden 3x2-bed flat (shared ownership) Q1 2018-2019