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One hundred jobs for Horsted?

by Natalie Vincent Fri 12 January 2018, 3:39 pm

Two food retail chains have submitted plans for units at an underused retail outlet car park in Horsted, near Maidstone, which is expected to generate around 100 jobs.

Aldi supermarket and fast food giant KFC have applied for planning permission to build a 2,070sq m store and 554sq m restaurant, at the current Toys 'R' Us carpark respectively, despite the branch remaining open amid 26 national closures.

Currently there are 395 parking spaces but the proposed buildings will take up 175 of these.

Asset management firm Royal London is acting on behalf of the two retailers.

Senior asset manager, Yasin Sadiq, spoke to Kent Online: "We believe our plans represent a fantastic opportunity to regenerate Horsted Retail Park and provide new retail facilities, which not only improve local consumer choice, but also create significant economic benefits through the creation of up to 100 new jobs and an investment of £6 million."

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