545 new homes could be built in Tunbridge Wells
Housebuilder Dandara will submit plans to develop 545 new homes and a primary school in Tunbridge Wells, as part of a wider mixed-use scheme, later this year, after receiving public support for the proposed project.
Members of the general public were given the opportunity to view the proposed layout and style of the new housing estate, called Knights Park, at two separate exhibitions held earlier this month.
If plans are approved, the out-of-town development, which would have scope to also include retail space and community buildings, would be developed on former farmland next to Knights Park.
The planned scheme, which would be built in various phases, would include a wide range of new homes, from one-bedroom flats up to five-bedroom houses.
Subject to the necessary planning consent being approved, building work on the development could start next year, with the first new homes being delivered in 2015.
Andrew Wagstaff, managing director of Dandara, told the press: "We would like to thank everyone who took the time to come and visit last week's consultation events on the emerging plans for Knights Park.
"It is clear from the feedback we have received so far that there is broad support for Dandara's proposals for a high-quality residential development with supporting community facilities including a new primary school, which will deliver a range of housing from apartments to larger family homes to meet Tunbridge Well's housing needs."