The Government's proposals for more than three million new homes to be built across the UK by 2025 are tough on the South East in general and Kent in particular. Ashford, due to be doubled in size and the Kent Thameside area of the Thames Gateway, are both targets for major development.

However, in both these areas and across Kent as a whole, local authorities and an assortment of agencies are determined that quality will exceed quantity and that there will be the right balance between infrastructure provision, job creation, housing and protecting the Kent countryside.

Kent Profile reports regularly on the redevelopment and regeneration of the county, writes about the increasing emphasis on sustainability.