A £55 million scheme for a new supermarket, 216 homes, a brewery and a visitor centre near Ashford's town centre was granted planning permission by Ashford Borough Council this October.

The overall development consists of an 18,500 sq ft Aldi supermarket with 93 parking spaces, creating more than 60 jobs. 

Chapel Down will open a brewery to expand sales of its award-winning Curious Brew brand together with a visitor centre including a shop, restaurant and bar. Brewery tours will add a new dimension to the Kent town’s bustling leisure scene.  

Councillors were briefed the development will provide £50 million worth of economic growth to Ashford over the next ten years, with £3.8 million additional revenue spent by residents in the town each year.

Frazer Thompson, Chief Executive of Chapel Down, said:

 “We are delighted to be playing a part in creating a more exciting Ashford. By building an iconic new brewery in the heart of the town, we hope it will not only create jobs and wealth in Ashford but be a source of pride and inspiration for the town.”

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