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House of Commons library research shows young people in Folkestone and Hythe stripped of housing benefits

Contributed by editor on Apr 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM


Thirty young people in Folkestone and Hythe will be affected by the Conservative government's decision to strip 18-21 year olds of housing benefit, research by the House of Commons library commissioned by the Liberal Democrats has shown.


Work begins on building of new council homes in Folkestone

Contributed by editor on Mar 16, 2017 - 05:25 PM

Plans for more new council homes took a step forward on Tuesday when the Leader of Shepway District Council joined partners for a sod turning ceremony to mark the start of the latest project.


New homes for vulnerable young people opened in Ashford

Contributed by editor on Mar 01, 2017 - 08:45 AM

A new housing scheme to support vulnerable young people with their transition from care to independent living has opened in Ashford.

Empty Homes chief visits Folkestone to see local renovation projects

Contributed by editor on Nov 30, 2016 - 01:30 PM


The head of a national agency spearheading the drive to turn empty and run-down properties into homes visited Folkestone this week to look at local success stories.

New homes reach 15-year high in Dover, Deal and Sandwich

Contributed by editor on Nov 25, 2016 - 12:25 PM


The Dover District saw a 15-year high in housing stock in 2015-16 with 726 new homes.

Hawkinge set to expand further after council identifies three more sites for housing

Contributed by editor on Nov 09, 2016 - 10:45 AM


Another three sites in Hawkinge have been identified for new homes by Shepway District Council.

Redrow looks to increase housebuilding in Kent and the south east

Contributed by editor on Sep 21, 2016 - 01:30 PM

As Redrow Homes reports another set of record annual results, with turnover in excess of £1.38billion, the housebuilder’s South East division is also marking a productive year of growth.


Flattered over Castle Street council homes winning prestigious building award for Dover

Contributed by editor on Jul 28, 2016 - 08:55 AM

Dover District Council is well chuffed with the news that local buildings have been recognised in awards celebrating excellence in construction in the South East. Photo: (above) Castle Street Flats


Step forward for Barracks Homes in Dover

Contributed by editor on Jul 26, 2016 - 06:05 PM

Plans for new homes at Connaught Barracks, Dover have taken a step forward.


Garden Town proposal is bleak news for future of horse racing in Folkestone

Contributed by editor on May 09, 2016 - 08:05 PM


Not everyone is as upbeat over the prospect of a new garden town, as Shepway Council leader, David Monk.


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