Park Farm, Kent

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Park Farm
Park Farm is located in Kent
Park Farm
Park Farm
 Park Farm shown within Kent
Population 6,310 (2009)[1]
OS grid reference TR008397
District Ashford
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TONBRIDGE
Postcode district TN23
Dialling code 01233
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Ashford
List of places
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England
Kent

Coordinates: 51°07′16″N 0°52′13″E / 51.1212°N 0.8703°E / 51.1212; 0.8703

Park Farm is a suburb of Ashford, adjacent to the Village of Kingsnorth in Kent, South East England, created as an area of new houses, started in the 1990s which mainly consists of brick built detached or semi-detached homes.

The area includes two Primary schools which are Kingsnorth CEP and the newer Furley Park and two pre-school nurseries, A large Tesco supermarket, shops (a dry cleaners, estate agents and a hairdresser). It also has a community hall, situated close to the A2070 road, Ashford to Brenzett. The Marshlink, Ashford to Hastings railway line runs along the east border with the M20 a few minutes drive.

The area is a few minutes drive to Junction 10 or the M20 and is served by the B-Line Stagecoach bus, which runs every 20 minutes during the day also around 15 designated school route bus and coaches pick up along its roads and is approximately 2 miles east of Ashford International railway station which now links High Speed 1 and its Javelin trains which share the Eurostar lines and can whisk people to Ebbsfleet International station in 20 minutes, Stratford International in 30 minutes and the recently modernised London St Pancras Station in 37 minutes or less.

Park Farm and its surrounding areas has easy access to the coast being less than 10 miles or 20 mins to the beaches and seaside towns of Dymchurch, St Mary's Bay, Hythe, Greatstone or Camber Sands.

Park Farm is centred by a local park which is home to a football pitch, a basketball pitch, two swing parks and a popular moat shaped fishing lake which is fished by people of all ages almost all year round.

This area of Ashford is ever expanding due to the recent nearly finished development at Bridgefield which is either side of the A2070 and then now with the new future development at the Cheesemans Green site which will bring a whole new community and will comprise 1,180 new build homes when complete will stretch beyond Sevington and almost to Junction 10 of the M20. The new area is promised to house a new primary school, a convenience store, a local restaurant, health centre and various communal facilities such as a community centre and sports pitches. The first phase of development will provide a 1 km access road linking the development to the A2070 Hamstreet by pass this is due to be completed by the end of 2013. The build will consist of fourteen phases, with phase one, which will be known as Stour Meadows, due to consist of 140 two and three bedroom cottages and four bedroom family homes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Ward Level Population Estimates". Kent County Council. November 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-20.