Schemes in Development
Here you can find out about some of our exciting developments in the borough of Ashford. We are developing short stay accommodation, general needs properties, community facilities and independent living schemes.
The Housing Development and Regeneration Team ensure our developments meet the needs of local residents. They also ensure developments are completed to a high standard.
We have received awards for some of our exciting new developments. We hope to reach the same high standards with the sites we are currently developing.
You can read more about our overall strategy for developing and delivering affordable housing in the borough in our Affordable Housing Delivery Plan [pdf] 1170KB. This report was approved by councillors in October 2019.
In September 2018 we submitted a bid to the Ministry to raise our debt cap by £61m in order to build a proposed 334 homes over 25 sites by 2022. Though the debt cap was then removed altogether, it signalled our ambition to develop further sites.
Eastmead Avenue consultation
We are currently consulting on a proposed development at Eastmead Avenue. You can view some of the consultation documents below.
- Consultation Feedback [pdf] 104KB
- Coneybeare annotated overhead shot [pdf] 1963KB
- Coneybeare Site Vision [pdf] 7974KB
Schemes in development
Below details the sites we have been able to develop since the cap was raised, with further development sites still to be consulted on.
|Type||What is proposed||Progress to date||Anticipated completion date of scheme||Anticipated cost of scheme||Anticipated grant|
|Street purchases||Minimum of 50 in 2020-2021 and 75 in 2021-2022 budgeted for in HRA business Plan||55 purchases have been completed since 1 April 2020 up to 1st April 2022||On-going||£200,000 assumed as the average per property – so a budget of £15m included in HRA business plan||1-4-1 plus HRA budget set aside already|
|Site||What is proposed||Progress to date||Anticipated completion date of scheme||Anticipated cost of scheme||Anticipated grant|
|Oakleigh House||69 homes||Planning application submitted and being considered by planning.||TBC - 2024-25 financial year (subject to planning permission)||TBC - Anticipated cost £15m (subject to procurement)||Homes England Grant (bid not submitted yet)|
|55 Mabledon Avenue||22 homes||
Application considered by planning and permission granted subject to Stodmarsh mitigation.
|September 2024 (subject to planning permission)||TBC - Anticipated cost £7m (subject to procurement)||Homes England Grant (bid not submitted yet)|