Chilmington Green

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Chilmington Green
Chilmington Green is located in Kent
Chilmington Green
Chilmington Green
Location within Kent
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townASHFORD
Postcode districtTN23
Dialling code01233
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
51°07′48″N 0°49′58″E / 51.13°N 0.8327°E / 51.13; 0.8327Coordinates: 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. The population at the 2011 Census was included in the civil parish of Great Chart with Singleton.

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.