First phase of 150 stylish homes at Peters Village
Trenport Investments has stepped up plans to build the first homes on the Peters Village site on the east bank of the River Medway in Kent.
Company Director Chris Hall said: “Our original goal was to create the Peters Village infrastructure and invite housing developers to ‘add paint to the canvas’, but we now want to put down a clear marker for a premium style and quality of housing here by pressing ahead with designs for Phase 1 ourselves.
“So a detailed planning application for 150 homes within the riverside section of the new village has been submitted to the planning authority, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council (TMBC).
“We have already consulted on this plan with Wouldham Parish Council and there was a very positive response. “Assuming the application now meets TMBC approval, we would expect the first phase to be taken up by residential developers in the spring, with actual construction starting by mid-2015 - matching our previously stated objective.
“Our intention is to set a high quality tone and style that will then carry through to further phases of Peters Village, so that we create a cohesive new village that complements its surroundings and is commercially attractive too - builders and their customers want well-found, good looking designs.
“It should also reassure local residents who have been worried by speculation that we intend to make widespread use of tall structures of up to five storeys.
“The proposals include a few four storey buildings and these are limited to the riverside and key locations where they will act as ‘landmark’ buildings, echoing the skyline of the old Peters Lime & Cement Works from which the site takes its name.”