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The Future

Ashford's plans are creating exciting opportunities for growth - everything you would expect from a thriving expanding town.

Ashford has pledged firm investment plans for the future and is committed to implement a phased programme of change in a measured, sustainable way.

Through business and government partnerships, Ashford aims to achieve its ambitions and reap the rewards of being the best place in Britain.

Below are some of the developments likely to happen in the next few years.



  • Introduction of high-speed rail services to London reducing the travel time to 37 minutes.
  • Development of Elwick Place, a 6.65 acre town centre mixed use scheme.
  • Start of improvements to Junction 9 of the M20 motorway.
  • Start Victoria Way works.


  • Development of large scale residential neighbourhoods at Chilmington Green and Cheeseman's Green.
  • Completion of the water main link from Bewl Water.
  • £24 million investment to improve the supply of water.


  • Completion of the multi-million Ashford Learning Campus.
  • Start of implementation of Junction 10a of the M20 motorway.
  • 9,070 new houses planned between 2001 and 2011.
  • 7,000 new jobs planned between 2001 and 2011.