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Land at Parker Farm - Warehorne Road - Hamstreet - Kent

Taylor Wimpey is currently preparing proposals for a new residential development on land at Parker Farm in Hamstreet, Kent.

  • Overview

    Land at Parker Farm

    We have an option to purchase the Parker Farm site from the existing landowner, subject to planning permission being granted for our proposed residential development.

    We are currently carrying out initial technical studies of the site to ascertain its suitability for residential development.

    Should our studies confirm development is viable, we will submit a detailed planning application for a residential development in 2017.

    Once we have completed our initial scheme and layout plan, we will conduct a public consultation to give local people the opportunity to find out more about what we have planned and tell us what they think.

    The feedback we receive during this public consultation will help us to finalise our proposals before we submit a planning application to Ashford Borough Council. 

  • About the site

    The development site

    The site covers an area of approximately two acres. It forms part of Parker Farm and is currently in agricultural use.

    The site is located on the southern edge of Hamstreet village, fronting Warehome Road and adjacent to the former George Wimpey development at Orelstone View.

    It is bordered by existing residential properties to the north and north-east, while fields lie to the south.

    The majority of the site has been allocated for residential development in Ashford Borough Council’s Tenterden and Rural Sites Development Plan Document. This forms part of Ashford’s Local Plan and provides details of sites which are considered the most suitable for future residential development in rural areas of the Borough. Part of the site also benefits from detailed planning permission for a four-bedroom detached house with associated garage.


  • What's proposed

    Our proposals

    Parker Farm House

    An example of a Taylor Wimpey home

    Before we submit a planning application we will do the following:

    • Carry out technical studies
    • Discuss requirements for the site with officers from Ashford Borough Council
    • Talk to local councillors about their priorities and objectives for the development
    • Hold a public consultation event to give local people the chance to find out more about our plans and comment on the scheme

  • Community

    Economic Benefits

    Should our planning application be successful, we will provide a number of contributions towards the local community as part of the proposed development. Details of these would be agreed with the relevant local authorities at a later stage.

    Economic Benefits – During Construction

    New Homes Bonus

    The Government has announced £917 million of New Homes Bonus allocations for 2014 to 2015 – an initiative that enables local authorities to share in the economic benefits that development brings. Through the scheme, the Government will provide additional funding or a ‘bonus’ by match funding the council tax raised from the building of new homes (with an additional amount for affordable homes) for six years.

    Section 106 Contributions

    Section 106 planning agreements are a way of housebuilders supporting the delivery of local services or addressing matters that are important to local communities – they are intended to deal with requirements specifically in relation to an individual scheme. They are used for facilities such as public transport, roads, leisure (including, for example, play areas), education,
    health and affordable housing.

    Employment Generation and Job Creation

    Research by Michael Ball, Professor of Urban and Property Economics at the University of Reading suggests that every new home built creates 1.5 full time “direct jobs”. Furthermore, it is estimated by the Home Builders Federation that an additional three jobs are created indirectly through the supply chain.

    Economic Benefits – After Construction

    Support for Existing Facilities

    With new homes comes new investment which means many people in the area can benefit from new or improved services such as public transport, schools and shops. Growth of an existing community can also be a key consideration when making a decision to upgrade or replace existing infrastructure. This is often the case when considering provision of facilities or services that demand a particular size of population.

    Council Tax
    Council Tax assists in funding a broad range of local services and facilities such as refuse collection, policing, fire and rescue services, libraries, leisure facilities, social care and health. Any new housing would contribue towards council tax receipts.