First phase of scheme’s mixed-use district centre is lodged by developer Henley Investments
HTA Design’s proposals for the first phase of the mixed-use district centre at Ebbsfleet Garden City have been submitted for planning approval.
The scheme, drawn up for Henley Investments, includes 81 affordable homes, a nursery, gym, new public realm and a 30,000 sq ft Morrisons supermarket at the Kent redevelopment area.
Warwick Hunter, managing director for development and asset management at Henley, said: “This is a fantastic achievement by the team, to unlock the complex district centre and to secure Morrisons at Ebbsfleet will be a major boost to the area. This element of the masterplan will provide the social heart to the place.”
Morrisons is understood to have signed a 20-year lease.
Last year there were a series of deals at Whitecliffe, Ebbsfleet Garden City, including 1,000 housing plots to three national housing developers. Whitecliffe, formally known as Eastern Quarry, is the largest development site in Ebbsfleet Garden City.
The Government announced plans to create a new locally led garden city at Ebbsfleeton on brownfield land, or former quarries, in 2014. Henley Camland’s wholly owned subsidiary Eastern Quarry owns the 667-acre site.