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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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Work Here

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 business news Local businesses can now find out the latest news and developments in Ashford and help and advice available to them by signing up to a quarterly e-newsletter.

Live Here

A thriving town with lots to offer

Willesborough Dykes foot & cycle path officially opened The new Willesborough Dykes foot and cycle path officially opened to the public on Friday 19th September.
Leisure and Culture in Ashford Modern shopping malls, first-class leisure facilities, popular cultural attractions and a rich heritage await in Ashford.
Mary Portas praises Ashford as leading 'Pilot' town Ashford is leading the UK’s High Street renaissance and setting an example that other towns can learn from.

Invest Here

Your guide to the investment opportunities in Ashford

Delivering the Big Eight A new strategic board is being set up to support delivery of eight key initial 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

Conningbrook Lakes Country Park moves a step closer The creation of a new country park at Conningbrook Lakes has moved a step closer following the signing of agreements between the Kent-based Brett Group and Ashford Borough Council.
Five years on and high-speed rail has transformed borough’s economic fortunes The UK’s only domestic high-speed rail service celebrates its fifth anniversary in December – and for one rapidly expanding Kent town, the 140mph train service “has transformed its economic fortunes”.
Designer Outlet application submitted to council Ashford Borough Council can confirm that it has received a planning application from agents Montagu Evans LLP regarding the proposed expansion of the Designer Outlet.