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Housebuilder lays the foundations for new community in Ramsgate

On Thursday 30th June, Barratt Homes will launch an exciting new development in Ramsgate. Comprising of ample green spaces and biodiversity areas, Spitfire Green will offer a range of new homes, from sleek one and two-bedroom apartments to spacious three and four-bedroom family homes. The first residents are expected to move in at the end of the year.

Launching this week, the first phase will consist of 178 new one to four-bedroom homes, 53 of which will be affordable. All homes have been constructed with energy efficiency in mind, with measures in place such as energy efficient boilers and high levels of insulation, that ensure a new Barratt home is up to 57% cheaper to run than the same sized older home with modern day improvements.1 There will also be electric vehicle charging points to every house.

Spitfire Green has 4.5 acres dedicated to open space, comprising of green areas, play parks and biodiversity sections. A network of walkways and cycle paths ensure residents have easy access throughout the development, into Ramsgate and beyond. Other wildlife friendly measures include bee-friendly planting, bat boxes, hedgehog highways, and additional planting of ornamental trees and new hedgerows.

Natalie Perry, Sales and Marketing Director for Barratt Kent, comments: “Spitfire Green has been designed with nature in mind, offering a plethora of green open spaces and biodiversity features to ensure that as we build new communities, existing wildlife can thrive. With an appetite for healthy homes at an all time high both in Ramsgate and across Kent, we anticipate high levels of demand for Spitfire Green this summer.

“Ramsgate is a rising star along the Kentish coast, with its impressive sandy beaches without the hefty price tag of nearby locations such as Broadstairs and Whitstable. With outstanding schools from nursery right up to secondary, a combination of scenic coastal and countryside walks, and excellent road and rail connection, it’s no surprise that we are seeing interest in the seaside town.”

Spitfire Green is situated to the north of Ramsgate, three miles from the coastline, and takes its name from the town’s rich RAF history. The former RAF Manston is a stone’s throw from the development, with the nearby museum filled with local history.

Residents will be within walking distance of a number of Outstanding and Good schools, including Little Scarecrows Nursery, Newington Community Primary School and Laleham Gap School. There is also an array of pubs, restaurants, high street stores, doctors surgeries and supermarkets in the town centre, whilst Westwood Retail Park is just a five minute drive away. Ramsgate seafront will benefit from a £60m investment as the Pleasurama funfair is redevelopment, while the town and its surrounding areas will benefit from £500m of regeneration money over the next three to five years.2

Spitfire Green is well connected, with Ramsgate Station just two miles away – a 24 minute walk or shorter cycle – with connections to East Kent and high speed services to London with journey times of 76 minutes in peak times. For travel by car the A2 is nearby for links to Dover, Canterbury and other Kent hotspots.

Currently available at Spitfire Green is a collection of one and two-bedroom apartments and three and four-bedroom houses. Prices start from £378,995 for a three-bedroom home.