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New homes in north Kent come to the market

11th January 2016 Print
Street scene at St Mary's Island

Leading housebuilder Countryside will bring hundreds of new homes to the property market in Kent in 2016. New phases are set to launch at its three major Kent developments over the coming year. Horsted Park, St Mary’s Island in Chatham and Springhead Park in Northfleet are all significant, award winning multi-phase schemes creating exciting new communities and delivering much needed new housing for North Kent. New collections of homes will be available at all three schemes from early spring.

The properties will range from contemporary apartments to spacious family houses, and benefit from the government backed Help to Buy scheme. Help to Buy allows buyers to purchase with as little as a 5% deposit with a 20% loan for the first five years from Countryside to boost the overall deposit amount, giving first time buyers in Kent a better opportunity to climb onto the property ladder.

Every property will feature the outstanding specification and architecture that Countryside is known for. Countryside prides itself on creating communities of lasting quality, characterised by excellent design, good transport links and amenities and high quality homes that suit the way people live their lives. Kent is an area of focused growth for Countryside’s expanding Southern division - the company opened a new office in Sevenoaks during spring 2015 to support this growth.

Countryside has been working with Medway Council for the past 20 years since the beginning of the redevelopment of St Mary’s Island in Chatham Maritime, Britain’s only strategically planned island community, which was once part of the Royal Dockyard. Now an established community thanks to its sensitive regeneration, the island offers a wide range of amenities, including a doctor’s surgery, community centre and primary school, as well as a network of cycle and footpaths. Launching in 2016, Azure will be the Countryside Maritime’s final development at St Mary’s Island, comprising one, two and three bedroom apartments and three to five bedroom homes. The first phase, ‘Parklands’ will be homes which benefit from green open spaces in an attractive setting adjacent to the River Medway.

Occupying the former site of the Mid-Kent College, Horsted Park will offer a range of new homes set amid extensive public open space and landscaping including 6.5 acres of parkland. Architecturally the properties are designed to reflect the rural vernacular of the Kent ‘farmsteads’ of the surrounding countryside. The second and final phase launching in early 2016 will offer a mix of one and two bedroom apartments and two, three and four bedroom houses in a variety of well thought out layouts.

Springhead Park is part of the Ebbsfleet Valley redevelopment, where the area is fast evolving into a sustainable mixed-use community with enviable amenities and excellent transport links via Ebbsfleet international station. The new phase of contemporary homes will initially include two, three and four bedroom houses, with apartments available in late 2016.

Guide prices at St Mary’s Island are expected to range from £345,000 to £450,000 for three, four and five bedroom houses. Visit:

Prices at Horsted Park are expected to range from £150,000 for a one bedroom apartment to £390,000 for a four bedroom home. Visit:

Countryside will also be launching exciting new developments in the Kentish villages of Coxheath and Headcorn during 2016. For further information on Countryside’s forthcoming developments in Kent, visit

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Street scene at St Mary's Island