Ashford station revamp goes ahead with £4.2m grant

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Ashford development
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The latest funding allocation will mean the new station forecourt can go ahead

A new station forecourt and town centre arts space planned for a Kent town are to go ahead after the release of £4.2m government funding.

The scheme is part of a development programme aimed at doubling the size of Ashford by 2030.

"When cuts in spending are reaching unprecedented levels, the Government has shown its confidence in Ashford's growth," said Councillor Paul Bartlett.

Ashford has received a total of £22.5m growth area funding since 2008.

Other recent successful bids for government funding include £16.5m for Victoria Way and £15.1m for a footbridge over the M20 and improvements to junction 9 and the Drovers roundabout.

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