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Bespoke design revealed for first 100 homes at Barton Hill Drive, Minster.

30 January 2023

South East region kick off the start of 2023 with an application to Swale Borough Council setting out the details for the first phase of its exciting new development at Barton Hill Drive, Minster on the Isle of Sheppey.

Planning permission has already been granted for 700 homes on site and this latest application seeks the council’s approval for the initial phase to be built. The application also provides further information on the design and community benefits that will be delivered on behalf of local residents.

The first phase features 100 beautifully designed homes, and includes a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bed properties. Persimmon Homes has been working collaboratively with Swale Borough Council on a new design code for the site which will ensure that the new dwellings are visually attractive and in keeping with the character of Minister.

As well as high quality design, the development boasts new areas of green open space and a new play park. The development will also be highly sustainable by gifting each resident a Sustainable Travel Voucher worth £350, which will make public transport cheaper and more accessible.

South East will also be investing almost £400,000 into local public services including schools, libraries and the NHS.    

Elouise Mitchell, Planning Manager for South East said:

“We’re incredibly proud of our plans for Barton Hill Drive. By working closely with Swale Borough Council and developing a bespoke design code, we’ve produced a really attractive and well-designed development here in Minster. This helps preserve the character of the local community while also providing much needed new homes for local people and first-time buyers.”

We are particularly proud of our record in supporting first-time buyers onto the housing ladder. Almost 50 per cent of all homes sold by us are sold to first-time buyers.

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