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A six month search to find the most innovative property and construction schemes in the South East is now on, following the launch of the 2014 RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) South East Awards on Friday, 4th October 2013.

Considered the region’s property ‘Oscars’, the annual awards celebrate the region’s most inspirational development initiatives and conservation and community benefit schemes. The launch is the starting point for a six month long high profile campaign to find the South East’s leading examples of best practice, culminating in the Awards Dinners in spring 2014. Read More

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chatham-watersFollowing detailed planning approval being given last night (Wedneday, 12 September 2013) for the first phase of the Chatham Waters development at Chatham Docks, Gillingham, Medway Council Leader Rodney Chambers said:

“Chatham Waters is a key development for Medway and we are pleased that the first phase can now go ahead. This marks the beginning of a new era for the docklands at Gillingham, which promises to bring thousands of local jobs and economic prosperity to the area. Read More

Rochester station (Malc McDonald) / CC BY-SA 2.0

Rochester station (Malc McDonald) / CC BY-SA 2.0

Medway Council’s planning committee last night (11/9) agreed to proposals from Network Rail for a new railway station in Rochester.

The £26million station, which will be built at Corporation Street car park, is part of Network Rail’s East Kent investment programme to improve high-speed rail services, increase capacity, improve journey times and update infrastructure.

It will mean that Rochester’s rail station will be situated closer to the heart of Rochester town centre, which will help businesses in the High Street and boost tourism. Read More

Please follow the link below to view the Council document regarding plans for the future of Rochester Airport.

CLICK HERE

A public exhibition setting out a vision for the long-term future of Rochester Airport, including space for a new hi-tech business zone with the potential to create up to 1,000 jobs, takes place next week.

The two-day event, will be held next door to the 1930s built airfield at the Innovation Centre, off Maidstone Road, Chatham, from 10.30am to 8pm on Monday, 13 and Tuesday, 14 May. More

An architect from Gillingham has been left more than seven thousand pounds out of pocket after continually ignoring a council notice concerning substantial changes to his property. More

In regard to Natural England’s decision to notify Lodge Hill as an SSSI area, please see a statement from Medway Council below: More

A huge development bringing hundreds of homes, a hotel, a supermarket and a conference and events centre to the banks of the River Medway has been given the green light by the government. The striking and ambitious Chatham Waters project at Chatham Docks, Gillingham has been approved by the Secretary of State – a decision that will transform the area and create almost 3,500 new jobs. More

Ah! Now here’s a prickly one for you, no matter where you live, be it planning for a road, an extension to your house, an airport or even the high street, it is bound to be contentious and fraught with problems at some point during the proceedings. Prepare yourself beforehand because at no point in your life, whether you are planning a day trip or another M25, will you ever satisfy everyone affected by your plan. More

Residents are invited to attend a meeting to discuss the emergency plans for the Isle of Grain.

The meeting will take place on Monday, 12 September at 7.30pm at The Village Hall, Chapel Road, Grain.

Representatives from the Health and Safety Executive, Medway Council, Kent Police, Kent Fire & Rescue Service and the Grain LNG Terminal will be on hand to answer resident’s questions.

Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Customer Contact Mike O’Brien said: “This meeting is an opportunity for the residents of Grain to have an open discussion with key personnel about the emergency plan for their village.

“I would encourage anyone who has an interest in this to attend the meeting and hear from the various agencies about how we can all work together.”

Plans are under consideration regarding the construction of a new storeat Plot 1 Medway City Estate. More

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