Plans for 258 homes near Stone Crossing station are due to be decided by Dartford Council.
The authority deferred a decision which planners have recommended for approval. This plot’s location is beside a sleepy stations which previously only saw a 30 minute service until Thameslink doubled frequencies last year. Now trains run every 15 minutes.
Despite these transport links, one reason for deferral was Dartford’s Planning Committee seeking more parking spaces. I’m not sure Dartford needs more traffic – and the plans already had substantial levels of parking.
The town of Stone itself is in line for many more homes in coming years. The former sleepy station could be a bustling hub in years to come – unless Dartford Council interfere.
Plans can be viewed here.