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Housebuilder gets green light for home construction in Wouldham

Some 162 new properties have been given the green light at a location in Peters Village in Wouldham.

The homes, built by Vistry Group, will be situated on a 10-acre site and will feature 118 new two, three and four-bedroom houses for private sale under Vistry’s Bovis Homes brand, alongside 44 affordable properties available for local people through rent or shared ownership.

Plans for the development were given the go-ahead by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council in November.

Vistry Kent is already building 261 homes at two other locations at Peters Village. The company is providing 142 new Linden Homes properties at Bridgeside Walk and 119 new Bovis Homes properties at Osprey Rise.

The 162 new properties will form the final phase of the Peters Village neighbourhood, which will bring the total number of homes delivered by a consortium of housebuilders across the wider scheme to 989.

Candice McCabe, marketing manager at Vistry Kent, said: “Now that we have been given planning permission, we are keen to get started on building these 162 much-needed new homes for Wouldham.

“This development, which is on two connected parcels of land, has been fashioned to meet the needs of the local housing market but also to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the wider Peters Village project.

“The houses have been designed to incorporate a variety of heights and a range of interesting architectural features such as gable ends, attractive porch designs, bay windows and a variety of roof styles, which add interest to the street scene and, when coupled with the proposed layout, will create an attractive development.

“Many of these homes will have an electric vehicle charging point and cycle parking to encourage residents to help the environment by embracing greener forms of transport.”

The plans for Peters Village, which is on the east bank of the River Medway, include a convenience store, medical centre, community hall and sports playing fields, alongside a large nature reserve.

There’s currently a selection of two and three-bedroom properties available to reserve at Bridgeside Walk, with prices starting at £289,995, while at Osprey Rise, the last remaining four-bedroom properties from £519,995.

Candice added: “We are very proud to continue to be playing a major role in an ambitious scheme which will deliver nearly 1,000 new homes in the wider Peters Village project.

“This new development of 162 new properties is testament to our ongoing investment in the area which will see Vistry build a total of 423 new homes across three locations in Peters Village.”