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Funding confirmed for Medway UTC

Plans for the construction of a £10 million University Technical College (UTC) at Chatham Docks are set to progress, following confirmation from the government that it will fund the purchase of the preferred site.

Ministers whittle down Thames crossing shortlist

The government is to put further work into proposals for a possible new Thames crossing linking the M2 near Rochester with Essex, transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced.

Big guns join Medway round table event

Medway's superb location is what will bring commuters and employers to the area, according to a panel representing housebuilders, advanced manufacturing, the further education sector and the council leader and executives.

Job-creation figures 'treble' target level

Almost 200 new jobs were created in Medway during the first six months of the current financial year, according to figures from investment agency Locate in Kent.

Council starts work on new Local Plan

Medway Council has announced that it is starting work on a new Local Plan after a site in Lodge Hill earmarked for a 5,000-home development was declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

New landing stages installed at Sun Pier

Chatham's historic Sun Pier has been given a new lease of life with the installation of new walkways and landing stages that will return it to its former glory.

Liberty Living adds to Victory Pier holdings

Student housing provider Liberty Living has bought the 500-bed second phase of Berkeley First's Liberty Quays scheme for £27 million, according to reports.

Demolition paves way for waterfront development

A row of empty shops in Chatham has been demolished so that the site can be marketed to developers for a mixed-use riverside scheme.

Borough firms snare TIGER growth cash

Two Medway businesses have secured almost £250,000 in regional-growth funding to help their operations expand.

Thumbs-up for £5.5m housing programme

Medway Council has been given the go-ahead to build more than 60 new homes for social rent under new self-financing powers for council housing.

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