Development is latest approval for ‘garden city’ on banks of the Thames
Architect BPTW has been given the green light for plans to build a 532-home development at Ebbsfleet Garden City in the Thames estuary.
The Kent scheme, known as Harbour Village, consists mostly of terraced houses leading towards a series of five- to seven-storey apartment blocks on the riverside, with 30% of the one to four-bed homes affordable.
Also included in the scheme, which will be built on 12ha of former industrial land on the banks of the Thames, is a new sports pitch for a local school, a riverside promenade and a large park to the east of the site.
The scheme was submitted to Ebbsfleet Development Corporation for housebuilder and developer Bellway in July and approved shortly before Christmas. The four-phase development is due to start on site later this year.
The green light for Harbour Village follows the start of construction in early December of a 281-home scheme at Ebbsfleet Garden City for Countryside and Clarion Housing Group.