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Horsted Park development takes another step forward

Thu 10 January 2013, 11:53 am

Medway Council has approved a series of access, landscaping, and layout proposals for the second phase of Countryside Properties' Horsted Park development,on the former Mid Kent College site in Chatham.

Earlier this month, the authority’s planning committee approved detailed planning permission for 80 flats proposed for the scheme.

The flats, split over five blocks that range in height from two to four storeys, will feature traditional Kent red brick and timber boarding, used in modern styles.

Officers said the blocks provided “an appropriately urban frontage” toward Maidstone Road and Horsted Way, whilst being set back to preserve mature trees.

They added that the scale and design of the flats was “appropriate for the gateway location”.

“The development would not cause detrimental impacts with regard to outlook, light and privacy for residents and would afford future residents good levels of amenity,” they said.

“The scheme would utilise the previously approved access onto the highway and provide sufficient parking."

Countryside has outline planning permission for up to 336 homes at the site.

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