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Progress to Date

Residential and Commercial

  • Development agreement for 6.65acre mixed use Elwick Place site agreed with Stanhope Plc
  • Stour Centre remodelling. Opened September 2007.
  • County Square retail extension. Opened spring 2008.   
  • Planning permission granted for 3,000 dwellings on three large sites (Park Farm south and east, Cheesemans Green and the former Templer Barracks sites).
  • Completion of the first 50,000ft of proposed 1.25 million ft space at Eureka Park.


  • Mid Kent Water investing £24.4 million into improving water supply, including a new water main between Bewl Water and Ashford.
  • Southern Water investing more than £40 million into infrastructure necessary to accommodate the growing town.
  • The Singleton Environment Centre community facility opened in May 2008.


  • Junction 10, M20. Work on a £7 million scheme to tackle congestion and improve capacity was completed in September 2007.
  • Transformation of the former ring road around the town centre into a series of two-way streets, including the pioneering shared space scheme. Completed in October 2008.
  • A new road, Victoria Way, linking the town centre and International Station with south Ashford. Completed summer 2011.
  • Imrpovements to the capacity of Junction 9 of the M20 and nearby Drovers Roundabout, including building a new foot/cycle bridge over the M20 motorway. Completed spring 2011.
  • Works to improve access to the south of the town centre via Newtown Road Bridge. Completed December 2008.
  • New traffic signal controlled junction at Romney Marsh Road/Victoria Road junction. Completed October 2008.


  • Wireless broadband available in Ashford from February 2006.

Education and Health

  • A new Primary Care Health Centre opened in 2006 in south Ashford, and a medical centre for Eureka Business Park in 2010.
  • Opening of John Wesley Primary School in Singleton in September 2007.
  • Plans to create a further 15 primary schools, three secondary schools and a new higher education campus over the next 20 years.