Ashford ~ Kent
Ashford is the largest borough in Kent, with a population which has trebled in numbers to 112,000 in the past 40 years. The Government has designated Ashford as a growth area, and as such, it is now part of a £2.5 billion investment programme to provide 31,000 new homes and 2,800 jobs by 2031.
The retail sector is holding up quite well, with major stores such as John Lewis and Waitrose having been established in recent years. As a result of this, Ashford is showing signs of good ongoing potential for growth and expansion.
With the arrival of High Speed 1, taking passengers from Ashford International railway station to St Pancras International in just 38 minutes or indeed from Ashford to Paris in a mere 2 hours and 15 minutes, Ashford has become a property hotspot.
As well as this popular high speed rail link, Ashford is also well placed for easy access to both the M20 and M25 motorways.
McArthur Designer Outlet
The Designer Outlet Village draws people from all over the South East of England as well as from across the English Channel.
Your favourite brands are available at up to 70% off, and several places to eat or have a nice cup of coffee. Super play area to entertain the kids as well.
Recently the Outlet has undergone a massive expansion programme adding even more designer stores to this vast complex.
Ashford Borough Council ~ Ashford Borough Council provides services to the residents of Ashford, Tenterden and a network of surrounding villages. Their site includes a ‘Moving to the Borough’ section.
Kent County Council ~ The Kent County Council website contains information on local amenities, education and transport for Kent as a whole. The site aims to give both residents and non-residents access to information about the area and what it can offer.