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The Kent Housing and Development Group – building a better Kent

High quality homes and commercial property play a huge role in attracting new businesses to the county. The Kent Housing and Development Group (KHDG) is a unique association that comprises land and property owners, developers of commercial spaces as well as residential and mixed use schemes across the county. Together they work alongside public sector partners including Kent County Council, Homes England and the Environment Agency.

The benefits of being a KHDG member include:

  • The opportunity to be part of the partnership working to remove barriers to growth and delivering future economic prosperity to Kent
  • The opportunity to discuss strategic issues with major public sector organisations
  • Quarterly meetings, providing an excellent opportunity for networking and presentations on legal matters, planning, the environment, sustainability and design, as well as learning from other developers’ experiences and exchanging useful contacts

For membership information please contact the team on 01732 520700 or email

  • KHDG Members
  • Associate Members
  • Supporting Organisations

Barton Willmore

Barton Willmore is the UK’s leading independent planning and design consultancy, providing a uniquely integrated service that delivers innovative yet commercially viable solutions. Their Ebbsfleet team guides projects of all types and sizes across Kent and the South East.

BDW Kent

Major house builders in Kent and south east England. BDW acquire land, obtaining planning consents and building the highest quality homes in places people aspire to live. This is supported by expertise in land, design, construction and sales and marketing.


In just over 70 years, Bellway has grown from a small, family-owned firm to one of the most successful house builders in the UK. Today they directly employ more than 2,000 people.

Berkeley Homes (Eastern Counties) Ltd

Berkeley Homes (Eastern Counties) Ltd provides quality homes across Kent. Developments include: Ryewood, Sevenoaks; Holborough Lakes, Snodland; Kingsbrook Park, Canterbury, Royal Wells Park, Tunbridge Wells.


Bericote Properties are commercial property developers, specialising in the development of logistics and production facilities across the UK.

Vistry Group

Vistry Group brings together the energy and talents of Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and the newly named Vistry Partnerships (formerly Galliford Try Partnerships). With developments from Northumberland to Cornwall and Cheshire to Norfolk, Vistry Group is one of the top five housebuilders in the UK by volume. A real powerhouse of a business – modern, forward-thinking, focused on delivering for customers and clients – with a heritage that can be traced back to 1885.

Chartway Group is an award-winning developer, operating across the South East. They specialise in providing one-stop construction services for mixed tenure projects working with a range of clients including housing associations, local authorities and private developers.


Clarion Housing Group is the country’s largest housing association, managing 8,600 homes in Kent. Offering a full range of tenures from rent and shared ownership through to market sales and build to rent, Kent remains a key area for future growth.


Countryside is a well-established developer of new homes and communities in London and the South East, with major sites at St Mary’s Island, Chatham and Springhead, Ebbsfleet and increasing interests across the County.

DHA Planning

For over 30 years DHA has provided expert Planning, Transport, Design, Environmental and Infrastructure advice to help unlock Kent and the South East’s development potential.

Esquire Developments

Esquire Developments is an award winning SME Housebuilder delivering high quality bespoke homes across Kent. Based in Longfield, Esquire has developed a reputation for delivering homes of the highest standards and craftmanship.

Gallagher Properties

Part of Gallagher Group Ltd, Gallagher Properties buys land, develops it and then sells the investment or retains it. It also manages a significant portfolio of property for itself and third party landlords.

Golding Homes

Golding Homes are an established Housing Association delivering high quality affordable homes and services across Kent. Established in 2004, Golding Homes have invested over £100m in regenerating homes and estates across the county and have built over 1000 affordable new homes for local people.


Jenner is a privately owned regional chartered building company that undertakes construction projects throughout Kent and East Sussex. They operate within a number of sectors within the construction industry including housing, education, healthcare, community, commercial and historic.

Liberty Property Trust

Liberty Property Trust is a leader in commercial real estate: one of the nation’s largest real estate companies, owning and managing approximately 103 million square feet of industrial and office properties in the United States and United Kingdom – including Kings Hill.

London Resort

Developers of a world-class entertainment resort on the Swanscombe Peninsula. The Entertainment Resort will be the first of its kind in the UK, with a wide range of attractions and entertainment.

mhs homes

mhs homes group is a charitable housing association in north Kent. It provides safe, secure affordable homes as a stepping stone to a better future, developing 600 new homes by 2021.

Moat Housing

Moat Housing is a leading housing association in the South East of England building high quality, affordable homes for those in housing need; owning and managing over 20,000 homes in the South East.


Optivo is a large Housing Association that own and manage more than 44,000 homes in London and the South East (more than 7,500 homes in Kent). We build 1,500 new homes per annum across London, Kent, Sussex and the Midlands.

Pentland Homes

Pentland Homes has a deserved reputation for constructing contemporary, high-quality homes in some of Kent’s most desirable locations. With roots stretching back to the 1960s, the company has seen exceptional growth in the last few years as more and more of the county’s residents discover the Pentland difference.

Rydon Homes


Rydon Homes Ltd operate throughout the South-East and unusually are both a housebuilder and a land promoting company. Our distinctive brand of housing is based on traditional values with a contemporary approach to design and specification. The company have recently completed schemes in Sevenoaks, Matfield and are on site at Hadlow.

Quinn Estates

The Quinn group of companies are leading commercial and residential property developers in Kent.


Redrow Homes is a national premium homebuilding company. Redrow are committed to delivering a quality homes to buyer’s across the county including new developments in Sittingbourne, Herne Bay and Maidstone.

Rent Plus

Rentplus provides desirable new homes to our partner housing associations for tenants with ownership aspirations, by attracting long-term institutional investors to a socially responsible product that supports employment and creates thriving communities.

Sanctuary Homes

Sanctuary Homes offer a range of properties from modern apartments to family homes. Their properties can be purchased using a number of methods, including Shared Ownership and Help to Buy.


The South East developments team advises on sale, purchase, assessment and valuation of all property types on behalf of landowners, developers and other property owners.

Taylor Wimpey

Regional house building company and the local arm of Taylor Wimpey plc. Taylor Wimpey cover Kent, East Sussex and east London.

Town & Country

Town & Country provide more than 9,500 affordable homes in 15 local authority areas in Kent and Sussex. Over the years Town and Country have invested heavily into their homes, and continue to do so as part of the Growth Strategy.

U+I Group

U+I Group is a property developer and investor focussed on regeneration. U+I are part of Spirit of Sittingbourne, a consortium with Swale Borough Council and Quinn Estates that will revitalise Sittingbourne town centre through expert developments and quality design.

West Kent Housing Association

West Kent is a vibrant community provider of affordable homes and services to people living in towns and villages throughout Kent.

Betteridge and Milsom

Betteridge and Milsom are a Chartered Quantity Surveying practice based in Canterbury. Having been established for over 30 years, they aim to provide a comprehensive first class service to their clients.


BPTW is an award-winning design-led practice specialising in architecture, planning consultancy and visualisation. bptw have worked in Kent for over 20 years, delivering a range of high quality housing and extra care facilities.

Clague Architects

Clague Architects were formed over 80 years ago and has over 60 Architects, Interior Designers and Historic Building Consultants based in offices in  Canterbury, Harpenden and London.

Drees and Sommer

Drees and Sommer are an international construction and real estate consultancy with offices in London and Ashford focussing on Project and Cost Management, Real Estate Consultancy, Sustainable Construction, Smart Building Technology and Facilities Management Consultancy.


Hollis is a leading international, independent real estate consultancy. It works with owners, occupiers, developers and funders, across both private and public sectors, to help them get more out of their real estate, at every stage of the property lifecycle.

Kier South East

Kier Group plc is a leading property, residential, construction and services group which invests in, builds, maintains and renews the places where people work, live and play. Kier operate across a range of sectors including defence, education, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities.


Stantec offer a multidisciplinary engineering practice delivering land development projects. A global community uniting more than 25,000 employees working in over 400 locations across 6 continents. Stantec combines engineering, planning and technical services so that we deliver sustainable development and infrastructure projects from pre-planning to completion, shaping strategies and completing projects.

Strutt & Parker

Strutt & Parker provide a comprehensive development agency and consultancy service in the commercial, residential and rural sectors.

Willmott Dixon

Willmott Dixon is a privately-owned contracting and interior fit-out group. Willmott Dixon are one of only six companies to receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the promoting opportunity through social mobility category.

Design South East

Design South East is the region’s leading source of built environment design support. Design South East provide outstanding and impartial design advice and assistance to local authorities, developers and communities.

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (EDC)

EDC are working with local authorities and local communities to develop a shared vision for Ebbsfleet Garden City, providing high quality, attractive and sustainably-constructed housing as well as opportunities to live and work.

Environment Agency

Working to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development. The Environment Agency’s role includes managing flood risk, protecting aquifers from contamination and enhancing the aquatic habitat.

Homes England

Homes England brings together land, money, expertise, and planning and compulsory purchase powers, with a clear remit to facilitate delivery of sufficient new homes and deliver a sustained improvement in affordability.

Kent County Council

Kent County Council is a county council that governs most of the county of Kent. It is the upper tier of elected local government, below which are 12 district councils, and around 300 town and parish councils.

The Kent Housing Group

The Kent Housing Group (KHG) is a forum for social housing organisations in Kent. KHG has representation from all twelve Kent local authorities, Medway Council, over sixteen housing associations and Kent County Council.


Founded in 1995, Maxim is one of the premier PR, marketing and communication agencies in the South East. Based in Tunbridge Wells, Maxim brings together former journalists as well as highly experienced PR, marketing and communications experts.

Natural England

The strong demand for growth offers a huge opportunity to integrate well-designed green space that attracts economic investment and has a positive impact.


The South East Local Enterprise Partnership is powerful in terms of scale and ambition and local in terms of operation. Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) bring together businesses, councils, universities and other industry players to form partnerships whose geography properly reflects the natural economic areas of England.

Visit Kent

Visit Kent is a public/private partnership recognised as the official Destination Management Organisation for Kent and Medway responsible for supporting and growing the tourism industry.

Speak to one of our advisors now to find out how our service can help you

Catherine Igoe, Business Development Manager
Direct: +44 (0)1732 520700

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