News: 28 September 2017New homes approved for Ebbsfleet Garden City

Our Planning team has secured permission for the delivery of 598 new homes, shops, public open spaces and outline planning approval for a new two-form entry primary school as part of Ebbsfleet Garden City for Keepmoat Homes.

The approval, from Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, will create a sustainable mixed-use development on the banks of the River Thames, enhancing the existing primarily commercial area of Northfleet, whilst also delivering new residential housing to meet local needs.

Keepmoat Homes’ new housing led-scheme will be made-up of 598 dwellings. This includes a mix of houses and apartments, along with land safeguarded for a new two-form entry primary school, new commercial premises, green spaces, the realignment of Crete Hall Road and the retention and refurbishment of the historic WT Henley Building.

Kate Holland, Associate Planner in our Ebbsfleet team, said: “The granting of planning permission for the mixed-use scheme will open up the River Thames to create a number of new opportunities for local residents and visitors to the area with retail, food, beverage and associated cultural activities as well as an enhanced public realm. It will also allow Keepmoat Homes to refurbish several historic assets.”

Roland Grant, Regional Managing Director of Keepmoat Homes South said: “The Northfleet site is a landmark development for Keepmoat Homes and represents the largest and most significant award in the area, since we expanded the business in to London and the South East in 2014.



“This is an important milestone in ensuring this scheme becomes a reality, and the acquisition and development of Northfleet will meet the clear demand in the region. It is another positive step for Keepmoat Homes’ ambitious growth plans in the Thames Gateway."

As part of the planning application our team also provided a Statement of Community Involvement, Economics Benefits Statement, a Habitats Regulation Screening Assessment and an Environmental Statement.

This latest permission comes following a successful reserved matters planning consent for ten townhouses and 46 bespoke apartments within the Castle Hill area of the Garden City as well as approximately 10,000 sq ft of retail space. 

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