Development is latest approval for ‘garden city’ on banks of the Thames

BPTW Ebbsfleet

The development consists of a series of terraced houses and apartment blocks

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.

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The development is due to start construction 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.