125 home development being built in Tonbridge

A new community consisting of 125 new homes, 40% of which are marked a affordable, is coming to Tonbridge, Kent.

This follows developer Cala Homes (South Home Counties) securing planning consent from Tonbridge and Malling Council.

Scott Finch, senior land manager at Cala Homes (South Home Counties), said: “These are important steps in our journey to bolster our presence across Kent and testament to the work the team has been putting in to achieve this.

“Kent is acutely experiencing the effects of the housing crisis and our new Tonbridge community, Barden Croft, will bring a range of options for people looking to move to or within the area.

“The purchase of land in Woodchurch in such quick succession is a sign of our growth trajectory – many of us within the team know Kent extremely well, enabling us to support our ambitions in the region. We look forward to submitting Reserved Matters proposals for the scheme later this year.”

More new homes are also set for Woodchurch, Ashford, where Cala has completed the acquisition of a site with outline planning permission for 40 new homes. The homebuilder intends to submit a reserved matters application for the scheme later this year.

Cala wants to strengthen its presence in Kent. In October 2022, the homebuilder appointed Rupert Home as managing director to draw on his extensive land and planning expertise and strong relationships with development agents, landowners and local authorities across the region.

In December 2022, Cala also recruited Scott Finch as senior land manager for its South Home Counties business, who has been focusing on expanding the business into Kent by finding immediate and strategic land opportunities.