Housing questions answered
  • 01 01 2015

Housing questions answered

Q - What will the Peters Village housing look like?

A - This is a new rural ‘village’ and the housing design and scale will reflect that. The consent allows for some buildings up to four storeys high on the riverfront, intended as landmark structures echoing the scale of the old Peters Works and acknowledging the riverbank heritage.

However, there are no plans for these all over Ravens Knowle Pit or Peters Village, and the majority of the new homes will be two-storey family properties.

Q - Do we need more housing?

A - Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council (TMBC) has a legal duty to meet housing need across the borough, and had 1,055 households on its housing needs register in 2013 (source: Kent Homechoice); 250 of the 1,000 homes in Peters Village will be affordable housing for those on lower or limited incomes.

It’s important that younger people with local roots can access housing nearby so, working with our affordable housing partner Guinness and with TMBC, these homes will prioritise people from Wouldham, Burham and Eccles and be a mix of affordable rented accommodation and shared ownership.

With regard to the open market homes at Peters Village, the start of ground works increased calls asking us when the first houses will be ready to buy, prompting us to create the opportunity to register interest via this website.