The Secretary of State for Housing acknowledged the need for a better road to serve the 800-unit estate, but not how it’s to be paid for.
The city council has moved to clarify the position as students begin returning to the city for the new academic year.
From October, owners of houses in multiple occupation will need to have applied for licences or face fines or rent payback.
Five of the houses will become part of the council’s housing stock for local families on the housing waiting list.
Architectural consultant Nick Blake casts a critical eye over one of Canterbury’s newest housing estates.