A report by planning consultants is warning of a shortage of 20,000 homes in the South East in the next five years.
Comparing land freed by councils with predicted demand, it estimates a shortfall of 8,000 homes in Kent, just 260 in East Sussex but 12,500 in West Sussex.
John Ryall spoke to Ryan Johnson of Turley Associates and Richard Knox-Johnston, chairman of CPRE Protect Kent.
More top news
Campaigners took to the streets of Margate in protest to proposed changes to stroke services in the town.
16 people have been convicted for their involvement in a complex drugs ring across the south east.
Philippa has the weekend weather for the east