Last week, I met the new Chief Executive of Golding Homes, Steph Goad, for an update on the housing association’s regeneration plans for Shepway.
Cambridge Crescent and Northumberland Court have been earmarked for regeneration as part of a multi-million-pound scheme set out by Golding Homes last year.
Under the plans, existing homes and shops will be replaced by 236 new, energy-efficient affordable homes with a modern shopping area, improved landscaping and community facilities.
It was great to meet Steph in person to discuss the plans how they can best improve the lives of local residents. I look forward to supporting Golding Homes as they make their plans a reality.
Last month, Golding Homes submitted its planning application to Maidstone Borough Council detailing its plans, with the submission due to go to the council’s Planning Committee in May.
As part of my visit, I also caught up with police officers involved in the Shepway Task Force. It’s clear the work of this group is continuing to make a real difference in tackling crime and anti-social behaviour locally.
With better housing on the way, and safer streets, there is a better future ahead for Shepway.