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Fernham Homes secures consent for two new developments

Kent-based housebuilder, Fernham Homes has secured planning on two new sites in the county, continuing the growth of the privately-owned business across the region. Located in Faversham, in the borough of Swale, and Longfield in the district of Sevenoaks, the two new developments bring a total of 188 new homes and a variety of community amenities to Kent.

In Faversham, planning has been granted for a new community of 154 new homes, in a mix of apartments and houses, including 35% affordable homes. Marking Fernham Homes’ largest site to date, it will also introduce an 80-bed care home, a day nursery, three retail units and eight acres of employment space, two extensive play areas and a sports playing pitch area that will be delivered in partnership with a local sports club, all set within eight acres of formal open space.

The development will also create employment opportunities in the local area, both in its construction and long-term operation, with an estimated 345 new jobs through the running of the care home, retail units, nursery and employment land. Work is due to start in spring 2024 with the first homes set to come to market early 2025.

Approved plans for the Longfield project comprise a total of 34 homes, of which 30% will be affordable. It brings a broad mix of both apartments and houses to the village, ranging from one to four-bedroom styles, which will be located close to the village’s centre and its train station, providing direct services to London within 40 minutes.

The development will be delivered as a joint venture with the landowner with construction due to start autumn 2023 and sales set to launch summer 2024.

Sean Ellis, Managing Director at Fernham Homes, said:

“We are thrilled to have secured consent and be able to progress with these significant new sites. Both demonstrate our commitment to delivering a carefully considered mix of high-quality homes and facilities, in attractive locations and in line with local community need in Kent. Both projects follow close consultation with the local communities and district councils, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with them as we bring each forward over the coming years.”

The new additions to the portfolio build on a strong legacy across the region, spanning more than 20 years, during which Fernham Homes has delivered homes across Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Greater London.

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