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Homes scheme lodged for former cement works

Tue 14 August 2012, 3:39 pm

Plans to develop the site of a former cement works in Halling have taken a step forward with the submission of a detailled planning application for a mixed-use scheme to Medway Council.

Redrow Homes' proposals for land at the former Cemex site, off the A228, would see the construction of some 385 new homes, the majority of which would be houses.

Agent Andrew Wilford, of Barton Willmore, said the development could also include the a doctors' surgery, a 40-apartment "extra-care" housing development, sports pitches, a pub/restaurant, and a new bridge across the A228 for pedestrians and cyclists.

The Cemex site has been disused since 2008 and is understood to have been purchased by Redrow last year.

A breakdown of the proposals for the 81ha site shows some 289 of the properties would be intended for open-market sale, some 58 earmarked for social rented use, and 38 described as "intermediate".

Redrow's application was registered with Medway Council on 10 August.

The authority said the proposals were open to public consultation until 3 September, and indicated that officers were working towards a target decision date of 11 November.

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