Monday, 26 August 2019.

Public event will outline plans for changes on development

6 March, 2019

Aylesham residents are invited to attend a public event later this month, hosted by Garden Village developers Barratt Homes and Persimmon Homes.

People will be able to consider proposals to amend the Aylesham Village Expansion Masterplan, the document originally drawn up to set out how the village would grow over a number of years. 

The event will be held at St Peter’s Church in Dorman Avenue North on Thursday 21 March. Doors will be open between 4pm and 8pm. 

Some 600 homes are now fully occupied on the Garden Village development, around half of the original intended number.  Building work began in 2014 and is expected to continue for another four years.

Members of the development’s design team will be available throughout those times to discuss the proposals on display along with the emerging planning application which will ultimately be submitted to Dover District Council and the next stages of the development. Residents will also be able to have their say about the proposals as well. 

The proposed changes include:

• Amendments to the phasing programme

• Removal of the requirement for live/work units (homes which have residential as well as business space to be lived in by a person who also works in that business)

• A change to the overall number of homes.

Kate Rowe, for Barratt Homes, said:  “We look forward to welcoming residents to the event and discussing with them the proposals we have in mind. This is going to be an ideal chance for people to review the proposals and give us feedback before we finalise our plans.”