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Community Assets

It is envisaged that over the course of the development Chilmington Green will provide:

  • 5,750 new homes
  • 1,000+ new jobs
  • Four primary schools
  • Secondary school
  • Strategic Park
  • Community Hub with health facilities
  • 30% affordable housing across four phases
  • Over 50% site open space
  • Totaling a Capital investment of over £24m+ plus £3.5m in specific ecological features

The timing of these facilities is determined by the S.106 which was agreed as part of the Outline Planning permission between Developers, Ashford Borough Council and Kent County Council.  It sets out after how many housing occupations each facility will come forward.  How this applies to Chilmington Green is set out below.

NB:  Play Space 3 became part of the Strategic Park & the Strategic Park is considered to include Play Space 6 which is why the names of the play spaces in the S.106 do not align with the resulting number of play spaces.

Phase 1 (0 to 1,501 Occupations)

No. of Housing Occupations Facility
Commencement Location of First Primary School agreed (opening on site September 2021)
Location of Secondary School agreed (land transfer 1st September 2020)
First Occupation First Temporary CMO Office & Community Space
100 Temporary Bus Stop & every 30 minute bus service to town centre
500 First Formal Play Space
1,000 Second Temporary CMO Office & Community Space
First Allotments
1,049 Location of Second Primary School agreed
1,100 Within 6 months following occupation of 1,100 dwellings land transferred for second Primary School
1,222 Bus service to town centre increased to every 20 minutes
1,250 The District Centre, Small retail units
1,400 Sports facilities at Chilmington Hamlet
1,450 6.96 Hectares of Informal/Natural Green Space
1,500 First phase of Commercial Estate provided to CMO
First Hectare of the Strategic Park

Phase 2 (1,502 to 2,625 Occupations)

No. of Housing Occupations Facility
1,800 Community Hub Building
2,001 Second Formal Play Space
2,500 Further 0.83 Hectares of the Strategic Park
2,501 Second Area of Allotments
2,601 5.76 Hectares of Informal/Natural Green Space

Phase 3 (2,626 to 4,183 Occupations)

No. of Housing Occupations Facility
2,772 Bus Service to town centre increased to every 13-14 minutes
2,999 Location of third Primary School agreed
3,150 Decision concerning second phase of Commercial Estate or funding provided to the CMO
Within 6 months following occupation of 3,150 dwellings land transferred for third Primary School
3,200 First phase of the Strategic Park Sports Facilities
3,625 Local Centre at Orchard Village
3,725 Third Formal Play Space (Named PS4)
4,000 Further 4.42 Hectares of the Strategic Park
4,025 Third area of Allotments
Retail Unit at Orchard Village
4,107 Bus Service to town centre increased to every 10 minutes
4,175 Further 7.2 Hectares of Informal/Natural Green Space

Phase 4 (4,184 to 5,750 Occupations)

No. of Housing Occupations Facility
4,200 Decision concerning third phase of Commercial Estate or funding provided to the CMO
4,499 Location of fourth Primary School agreed
4,900 Within 6 months following occupation of 4,900 dwellings land transferred for fourth Primary School
5,000 Second phase of the Strategic Park Sports Facilities
5,183 Local Centre at Chilmington Brook
5,283 Fourth Area of Allotments
5,500 Further 4.42 Hectares of the Strategic Park
5,583 Fourth Area of Allotments
5,683 Fifth Formal Play Space (Named PS7)
Retail Unit at Chilmington Brook
5,733 Further 7.68 Hectares of Informal/Natural Green Space

Annual General Meeting

The first CMO Annual General Meeting will be held online on Wednesday 17 March 2021.
See details at cmo.org.uk/agm