JV to oversee Northfleet housing project

A joint partnership arrangement between developer Keepmoat Homes and Homes England (formerly the Homes and Communities Agency) will see 598 homes built in Northfleet, as part of the Ebbsfleet Garden City project.

Artist impression of the Northfleet development

Contracts were exchanged and plans approved for the scheme with Keepmoat acquiring the required land from Homes England to speed up delivery of around 100 homes a year in the area, while also creating local employment and training opportunities.

Roland Grant, regional managing director of Keepmoat Homes South welcomed the partnership: "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."

The Northfleet project will provide a mix of private sale, shared ownership, affordable rent homes, with buildings for a cafe, local shops and community facilities.