A new "masterplan" featuring more than 100 homes and a new secondary school has been proposed in Dartford.

The site, Stone Lodge, has been identified as a key area for development.

Around 120 homes are being proposed, mainly two or two-and-a-half storeys, with flats and maisonettes also included.

The council’s target is for 30 per cent of all homes to be affordable.

Stone councillor and leader of Dartford Labour, Jonathan Hawkes, said: "We have a severe shortage of affordable homes in Dartford, so I would expect the residential element to contain a high level of genuinely affordable and social housing – over and above the council’s minimum target of 30 per cent.

"This is the housing need in Dartford and the council need to use developments like this to address it.”

A new eight-form-entry secondary school, on a site spanning 3.2ha, has also been proposed which would include parking and drop-off areas.

The latest Education Commissioning Plan from Kent County Council states there is a need for the equivalent of 12 new secondary schools in Kent in the next four years to keep up with demand.

As well as the housing and school, the masterplan features open spaces and cycle routes.

The council is asking for feedback on the plans, and a consultation event will be held on January 31 at Dartford Judo Club in Cotton Lane between 2pm and 7.30pm.

Feedback on the proposals can be submitted to www.stonelodgeconsultation.info.

A planning application for a rugby club, including a two-storey clubhouse and two rugby pitches at Stone Lodge, has already been submitted to the council.