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Help for homebuyers at Horsted Park

Seventy-five per cent of homebuyers at Countryside's Horsted Park development in Chatham have made use of the government’s Help to Buy scheme during the last year.

Creative Residency launched

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Rochester has launched a “Creative Residency” initiative to encourage more projects to be led by guest artists and designers.

Town makes national job-growth rankings

Chatham is one of the nation's top performers in terms of private-sector jobs growth, according to new research.

Airport masterplan cleared for take-off

Medway Council has endorsed a long-term masterplan for the future of Rochester Airport, which includes the creation of an 11.7 hectare hub for science and technology firms expected to create 1,000 jobs.

Housing group raises charity funds

Independent housing group mhs homes has raised more than £6540 for two local charities by organising a 'sponsored sleep out' event to spread awareness about homelessness.

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.

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