Over 6,000 homes approved in Ebbsfleet

Planning approval has been granted for up to 6,250 homes in the largest part of Ebbsfleet Garden City.

Plans for Eastern Quarry at Ebbsfleet

Planning approval has been granted for up to 6,250 homes in the largest part of Ebbsfleet Garden City.

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (EDC) granted permission for developer Landsec to transform the 178-ha Eastern Quarry into homes, a large education campus containing secondary and primary schools, and a market square with shops, restaurants and office space.

Around a third of the development area is earmarked as open space, with a large urban park planned to help integrate the former chalk quarry with the new homes.

Infrastructure for the will be delivered by joint venture partner Henley Camland.

Ian Rickwood, chief executive of Henley Investments, said: "We are pleased that planning permission has been granted for Eastern Quarry, which marks a significant milestone in progressing this landmark residential development in the heart of Ebbsfleet Garden City, and is testament to the strength and high quality of the plans.

"This project is in line with Henley Camland's ongoing commitment to placemaking and creating communities, as well as contributing to alleviating the UK's housing shortage through the delivery of much-needed new homes. 

We look forward to making further announcements in the near future on the successful momentum we are seeing at this site."

 In addition, a series of smaller neighbourhood greens, local parks and play areas will contribute to the 'Garden City' aspect of the development. 

Ian Piper, Chief Executive at EDC, which is overseeing delivery of the Garden City, said: "We are determined to create a great place for people to live within the Garden City and we will continue to work with all the developers to ensure the highest quality development is now delivered.

“The EDC will invest further in key pieces of infrastructure, including an upgraded public transport network with dedicated routes for buses – meaning the majority of residents living in Eastern Quarry will be within a five-minute walk of a bus stop – giving great connections across and through the Garden City."

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