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Ashford is one of the fastest growing towns between London and the Continent, and an ambitious development strategy aims to make Ashford an exciting, prosperous and sustainable place to work, live and do businesses for years to come. Read more about Ashford's future on these pages, and find out how you can be part of its development...

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Everything you need to know about working in Ashford

Superfast 4G mobile arrives Cutting edge 4G mobile services from mobile network EE has arrived in Ashford, making the town amongst the most connected places in Europe.
Boosting rural business Could you be eligible to apply for an interest-free loan from what is known as the ‘Marsh Million’?
Sign up for the latest news Local businesses can now sign up to a quarterly e-newsletter with the latest development news and help and advice available.


A thriving town with lots to offer

John Lewis is here The new John Lewis ‘at home’ store has opened.
PopUp Britain opens PopUp Ashford has opened its doors and is ready to welcome keen shoppers.
Leisure and culture in Ashford Modern shopping malls, first-class leisure facilities, popular cultural attractions and a rich heritage await in Ashford.


Your guide to the investment opportunities in Ashford

Delivering the 'big six' A new strategic board will support delivery of six key projects which are critical to the future economic growth and prosperity of the borough.
Publications Access the latest publications setting out Ashford's exciting development plans.
Connectivity Ashford’s central location and excellent rail, road, air and sea links provides business with fast, easy access to over 360 million consumers across Europe.

News & Events

Latest news and developments in the area

Free news and business advice - 23 April 2014 The latest edition of Ashford Borough Council’s quarterly e-newsletter Business News is out now!
Latest development update out - 24 March 2014 Ashford Borough Council has produced the latest development update, a newsletter which summarises progress on major developments across the borough and explains the latest position on some of the main planning documents.
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