Housing news


The council’s redevelopment at Danemore is almost complete. The old, tired sheltered housing scheme near to the top of the high street was demolished back in May 2015 because it was becoming run-down and was no longer fit for purpose. In its place paved the way for a brand new, dementia-friendly scheme containing 34 new homes, a buggy store and a communal lounge. The new building will be ready for its new residents in January 2019.

It also has a roof terrace which we think will be very popular with residents. You can see it taking shape in this picture we took when we had a sneak preview of the site in October.

The homes (a mixture of 1-bed and 2-bed) will be larger, more energy efficient and brighter than in the old Danemore. There are still some places available in the new scheme so we are looking for interested residents already in council accommodation, aged 60 or over, to contact us, particularly if you have a connection with Tenterden, are in a larger property and are looking to move to a home that is the right-size for you.

The council is also building four chalet bungalows on the site, which it is going to sell on the open market, to help finance part of the cost of the new scheme.

For further information on Danemore, please contact Donna Michael, Development Partnership Officer (email donna.michael@ashford.gov.uk or phone 01233 330496)



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