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Rochester MP calls for clarification on airport proposals

Rochester and Strood MP Mark Reckless has called on the new transport secretary to confirm that the government still has no plans to build an airport in the Thames Estuary.

Developer set to submit Chatham Docks application

Developer Peel Land & Property says it will next month submit a planning application for a £650 million mixed-use development of Chatham Docks.

Work starts on new academy school

Building work has started at a new academy school in Rochester, one of three flagship academies in Medway.

Council unveils second apprenticeship initiative

Medway Council has announced details of a £200,000 fund to help young people find places on business apprenticeship schemes.

Chatham bus station set to open

Chathamís new Waterfront Bus Station will open next month, it has been announced.

University of Greenwich helps develop bomb disposal robot

The University of Greenwich at Medway has joined forces with a Kent company to design and build a bomb disposal robot which will be sold to EU armed forces.
The vehicle can be controlled by a wireless device from a distance of several hundred metres and climb stairs and even open doors.
More lightweight than traditional bomb disposal units, it has cameras on board, as well as nuclear, biological and chemical weapon sensors.

Homes plan approved for former police station

Medway Council has approved plans for a new 45-home residential development on the site of the former police station in Rochester.
The eyesore station was demolished following the construction of new headquarters for Medway police at Chatham Maritime.
Developer Jones Homes was given the go ahead for its proposals at a meeting of the councilís planning committee last week.

Work starts on first affordable homes at Rochester Riverside

Work has started today (September 5th) on the first affordable homes to be provided on the Rochester Riverside regeneration site.

Minister to speak at Medway development conference

Tourism minister John Penrose has and Medway Council chief executive Neil Davies will speak at an economic development conference being held later this month.

Persimmon Homes seeks more Strood sites

Persimmon Homes has marked its Medway Gate scheme in Strood as a top-performer and is seeking new sites in the area.
"This is probably our fastest-selling site in Kent," said sales director Julia Price.
The developer has six schemes in the county, she said.

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