Work has begun at ‘The Old Printworks’ on part of the former Kent Messenger site in Sheldon Way Larkfield. Larkfield Borough Councillors Anita Oakley and Tim Bishop, and Chairman of the Parish Council David Thornewell, attended the site recently, along with the Leader of TMBC, to see the site for themselves and speak first hand with Quinn Estates, the site's developers.
Cllr Anita Oakley, Larkfield South and Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council says “The start of work on this site is great news for our local community. Quinn Estates deserve great credit for their consultation with both the borough and parish councils – taking on board what Councillors said about the parking in particular and, more importantly, promising to deliver on that in the final scheme.”
Cllr Tim Bishop says “This spade in the ground event has been a good opportunity to hear about Quinn Estates’ plans to transform this brownfield site. Evidently, it will not only provide homes to a number of people but also benefit the local community by regenerating a brownfield plot into something that will ultimately invest money back into the community. There are already plans to build an outdoors adult gym area over the road, which Quinn Estates have funded. We are looking forward to seeing people using the equipment and the development being complete.”
The development will comprise 4 terraced houses and 8 apartments.