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Aylesham Garden Village to deliver 160 new homes in 2017

Barratt Homes and Persimmon Homes are making steady progress on the Aylesham Garden Village development with a total of 160 new homes being built for completion by the end of 2017.

The two developers plan to finish an equal number of properties with many being bought off plan, they report.

Persimmon head of sales in the south east Martin Crick said:  “We were able to start moving residents in to our latest phase in time for Christmas and we have 20 more families due to move to the village before Easter.

“Demand is increasing as awareness of the area improves. Purchasers are quite prepared to buy off plan and wait for their new home to be built.

“The choice of properties Persimmon is offering in Aylesham is widening and ranges from two bedroom apartments to five bedroom family houses.

“We urge people to buy early so they can have the best choice of fittings in their new home and be able to personalise their property to their own needs.”

Barratt Homes reports it has now completed 70 properties with another 80 underway.  The homes have been bought, predominantly, by a mix of young couples and families, with people moving from across Kent including Canterbury, Whitstable, Maidstone and a few as far as London.

Natalie Perry, Head of Sales for Barratt David Wilson Kent says: “It is fantastic to see the community at Aylesham Village growing with our first residents now moving in. Aylesham Village is proving particularly popular with those looking for much-needed affordable housing, as well as those interested in the potential of investing early on in a significant regeneration project. We look forward to progressing work on the next stage of development with Persimmon, which will also see us jointly deliver a new neighbourhood park.”

All of Barratt’s homes are being sold off plan and the latest ones form part of a projected 234 in phase 1B to be built by the company over the next four years.

The Government’s Help to Buy scheme, which both builders are offering, is proving popular with those looking for much needed affordable housing.

Further information about each company’s new homes is available from their site offices fronting Dorman Avenue North. They are both open every day - Persimmon  11am - 6pm (01304 800791) and Barratt’s 12.30pm-5.30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am-5.30pm (0844 662 6414). 

Note to editors

  • Dover District Council is a joint developer of Aylesham Garden Village with Barratt Homes and Persimmon Homes. When complete, the development will provide a total of 1,200 new homes. Construction began in 2014 and by the end of 2016 some 200 properties had been finished and occupied. 
Posted on 14/03/2017