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Go-ahead for Ashford PRS scheme

20 Jun 16 Developers Quinn Estates and U+I have together gained planning permission for the construction of 660 new homes in Ashford, Kent.

Flats to be built on old Powergen site
Flats to be built on old Powergen site

The development will be built on a brownfield site at the old Powergen site on Victoria Way, on the south side of the town. The site has been derelict for more than a decade.

The mixed-use regeneration project will include one-, two- and three-bedroom flats and 25 houses, which have been designed by Guy Hollaway Architects. Two thirds of the development – 400 homes - will be available for rent through specialist private rented sector operator, Neighbour.

As well as the Powergen scheme, the developers have exchanged contracts to acquire a second site opposite Ashford International train station, from the Homes & Communities Agency. The proposed development here would have approximately 200 homes, a 120-bed hotel, an Aldi food store and a new brewery and visitor centre for local wine and beer maker, Chapel Down.

Quinn Estates managing director Mark Quinn said: “Ashford is a dynamic and growing town and this scheme will give the community a real economic boost. The site itself has long been derelict and ticks all the boxes in terms of building on brownfield land. We have consulted heavily with a variety of stakeholders so that now we have consent we can move swiftly into the delivery phase of this exciting project.”

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