Southern Grove to support £18m housing development

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Southern Grove is set to fund an £18m housing development project in Kent.


The project will see 42 houses built, consisting of a mixture of semi-detached and detached family accommodation, as well as 12 apartments; it is adjacent to a larger housing development that forms part of the area’s housing master plan.

The Grasmere Gardens project, just south of the John Wilson Business Park, received planning approval for 300 homes in late 2019.

Tom Slingsby, chief executive of developer Southern Grove, said: “Whitstable is a beautiful location on the Kent coast.

“With wonderful surroundings and less than an hour and half from London Victoria, this is exactly the kind of location that will benefit from a rise in demand for larger homes outside of London.

“COVID-19 has already been credited with fundamentally altering buyers’ working lifestyles and their property priorities. These shifts will have the power to improve local economies across the home counties.

“At the same time, areas like this will need to keep up with demand in order to moderate house price increases but we know local authorities won’t just be focused on the numbers.

“Planning departments are going to be keeping an eagle eye on the quality as well as the numbers of new homes.

“We’re confident that The Willows will set a high bar for others to follow in terms of design and we look forward to bringing this opportunity forward.”

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