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New Housing 21 development opens

Tue 21 August 2012, 4:58 pm

A new 80-apartment supported-housing scheme for the elderly in Gillingham has been officially opened.

Housing 21's £8.7m Prospect Place is part of the Victory Pier development, and was built in partnership with Medway Council and Berkley Homes, alongside £4.4 million in Homes and Communities Agency funding.

The Blake Avenue centre's opening event also saw the launch of Better Homes: Housing for the Third Age - the Kent Housing Group and Joint Policy and Planning Board's framework for promoting the delivery of new high quality, aspirational accommodation for older people across the county.

The framework was launched by the Bishop of Rochester, the Right Reverend James Langstaff, and Kent Housing Group chair Deborah White.

Rev Langstaff said housing for older people was an increasingly important issue that the framework rightly addressed.

"It is so good to see local authorities, developers and housing organisations across Kent and Medway cooperating in order to address this issue which is so important for the future of our society," he said.

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