Chilmington Green

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Chilmington Green
Chilmington Green is located in Kent
Chilmington Green
Chilmington Green
 Chilmington Green shown within Kent
District Ashford
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ASHFORD
Postcode district TN
Dialling code 01233
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Ashford
List of places
UK
England
Kent

Coordinates: 51°07′48″N 0°49′58″E / 51.13°N 0.8327°E / 51.13; 0.8327

Chilmington Green is a hamlet on the edge of the Kentish Weald comprising 10 listed buildings. It is south-west of the town of Ashford.

In 2014, Ashford Borough Council approved plans for a new town of up to 5,750 houses[1] plus a countryside park, a secondary school, four primary schools, a supermarket and a new high street and market square on 1,000 acres of agricultural land around the hamlet.

Some local residents are opposed to the plans and have launched a campaign[2] to resist them.

The area is home to numerous endangered species including great crested newts,[3] water voles[4] and brown hares.

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