New Northfleet Housing Development Gets The Green Light


Plans have been approved for the construction of 532 homes at a major new riverside development in Northfleet.

The new collection of homes being built by Bellway Thames Gateway will be known as Harbour Village at Ebbsfleet Garden City and will comprise one and two-bedroom apartments as well as two, three and four-bedroom houses.

Harbour Village is to be built on derelict brownfield land by the River Thames, once home to Northfleet Cement Works, which closed in 2008. The site is located off The Creek.

Outline planning permission was granted for the new development in 2018 and further plans were given the go-ahead in December 2020.

Alongside the new homes, the 76-acre site will also include 46,000 sqm of retail, commercial and employment space, plus parks and a riverside promenade.

To enhance community space, Bellway will also be creating a new community centre, playing field and an extension of the Fastrack bus route through the site.

Ebbsfleet Garden City will eventually feature 15,000 new homes across a wider area south of the Thames.

Ian Cooper, Land Director for Bellway Thames Gateway, said: “Now that plans have been approved, we are able to begin work to transform a brownfield site that has been unused for over 10 years.

“This is a really exciting development with a significant number of high-specification homes being provided across the scheme.

“Harbour Village homes will feature gardens, balconies or terraces close to an attractive riverside promenade that will separate the development from the Thames. It is also within walking distance of both Northfleet and Ebbsfleet International train stations which provide easy access into the capital.”

Of the 532 homes that Bellway Thames Gateway is building at Harbour Village at Ebbsfleet Garden City, 160 will be made available as affordable housing for local people through rent or shared ownership.

Bellway is expected to commence demolition and groundworks on the site this spring.

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