We are proposing to make improvements to the Spitals Cross estate in Edenbridge.
Our early ideas include:
- Providing additional parking
- Providing a new FTRA club
- Providing a new and improved convenience store
- Improvements to open and green spaces
- Providing new high quality, environmentally friendly homes.
The Fircroft Tenants’ & Residents’ Association (FTRA) club and shop were built in the 1960s and have served the community well for the best part of 60 years. But both are in need of improvement. With increased car ownership over the past six decades, parking is also an problem. We want to address these issues.
We want to provide additional off road parking spaces for the new homes and for existing residents on the estate.
The new, modernised FTRA Club, could include a fit-for purpose hall with a kitchen and improved storage. It could become a community space at the hub of the estate and a home for youth clubs, charity and fun events and local groups of all ages.
To pay for the improved facilities, we are proposing to build 25 to 30 high quality, energy efficient and environmentally-friendly homes on the estate. A proportion of the homes would be affordable, with the others made available for sale.
During spring 2022, we asked local people for their views on our ideas. These findings are now being considered by the Project Team, and will be shared with residents and stakeholders as soon as possible.
A second consultation is due to be held in October to share our updated proposals that have taken on board, wherever possible, residents' key comments.