Kent is an extremely popular place to live, especially with those working in central London, looking for a base to commute to the city each day.
A recent news report has highlighted the fact that 635 new homes are to be built in Kent after being given the green light by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. The homes are to be built on land that was previously earmarked for use in generating employment in the area.
The proposed housing site includes provisions for a new primary school – as well as new allotments and sport pitches. The building of these new homes is encouraging for both local residents and new residents alike – it shows the local authority’s commitment to sanctioning affordable homes for those in the area, and those looking to move to the Tonbridge area.
Although Kent remains a desirable location to live in the south of England, property prices in Kent rose slower than the UK national average – with certain areas of Kent (including Sevenoaks) boasting much higher average property prices than other areas (including Thanet).
The Kent area boasts strong transport links with central London by road, rail and coach. Although property prices in Kent are typically above the national average, they’re still considerably lower than those in central London, and the surrounding boroughs. And, as mentioned previously in the article, Kent’s property prices are now increasing at a slower rate than those across the UK on average. Kent’s close proximity to London isn’t the only reason why it’s attractive for those looking to move to the south of England – Kent also sits close to the coast, with resorts like Hastings, Brighton and Eastbourne all within driving distance.