Thameslink effect? Decision due on 258 homes near sleepy Kent station
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.
UPDATE: The plan was approved in December 2020.
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.