I wonder how much property values in Kent will rise or fall after this lot.......

Redwurzel

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Forecasts that the lorry drivers will waiting several days in Kent to get across to Belgium or France - Why wouldn't they drive to other ports which will be busier but not blocked for days. Wouldn't Dutch ports be keen to take business from French ports?
 

boroboy6872

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House prices will not go down in Kent. They`ve steadily increased since 96 and this will not effect that steady rise.

This bigger lorry park is also going to free up land the other side of the railway where there already exists a lorry park. Makes sense and also will help to ease the M20 when Operation Stack gets implemented from time to time.
I have no objection to it being built as a Kent resident myself
 

UKLL1981

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House prices will not go down in Kent. They`ve steadily increased since 96 and this will not effect that steady rise.

This bigger lorry park is also going to free up land the other side of the railway where there already exists a lorry park. Makes sense and also will help to ease the M20 when Operation Stack gets implemented from time to time.
I have no objection to it being built as a Kent resident myself

House prices will almost certainly fall, they fell 10% when unemployment hit nearly 5% during the financial crash. You are looking at between 7% and 12% unemployment post Covid. I made £70k profit on a house in 2 years during the FC. You’ve got Crawley near me which is right on the border with Kent, there are still 26,000 people in the town on furlough because of Gatwick which is the highest in the country. Not to mention you got the highest level of immigration in the south, many will just leave for the economy that recovers the quickest. Immigration from the EU fell during the financial crash and subsequent recession. Already in my area you are seeing house sales collapse because people in the chain have lost their jobs. Ashford International Station in Kent is being mothballed too. For every Sevenoaks their is a Ramsgate or Hastings that are some of the poorer areas in the SE.
 

boroboy6872

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House prices will almost certainly fall, they fell 10% when unemployment hit nearly 5% during the financial crash. You are looking at between 7% and 12% unemployment post Covid. I made £70k profit on a house in 2 years during the FC. You’ve got Crawley near me which is right on the border with Kent, there are still 26,000 people in the town on furlough because of Gatwick which is the highest in the country. Not to mention you got the highest level of immigration in the south, many will just leave for the economy that recovers the quickest. Immigration from the EU fell during the financial crash and subsequent recession. Already in my area you are seeing house sales collapse because people in the chain have lost their jobs. Ashford International Station in Kent is being mothballed too. For every Sevenoaks their is a Ramsgate or Hastings that are some of the poorer areas in the SE.

Not going to disagree with any of that even though I posted otherwise, but I do think Kent will be best served to recover the quickest, even with the some of the most impoverished areas in the UK.
I was due to sell my house and move north in March but we put it off due to the outbreak but haven`t seen an impact in value yet and I live in Thanet. In the 13 years I have lived here my house price has almost doubled.
 

Cuthbert

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Kent is the sparsest-populated county in England, apparently. I find that hard to believe.

Kent has the 5th highest population of any county. Unlikely to be the sparcest populated.

Edit: In fact, I think Kent is one of the most densely populated!
 
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