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Ebbsfleet signs £1.6m land deals

Words: Laura Edgar
Artist's impression of Ebbsfleet Garden City / Ebbsfleet Development Corporation

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has bought two brownfield sites as part of its aims to improve connectivity for residents and businesses and offer a wide range of housing in the garden city.

The sites are Station House in Northfleet and one on Milton Place, Gravesend – a combined area of 2.4 acres. This is the first time the corporation has bought land.

Ian Piper, chief executive at Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, said: “These are two very important sites in terms of helping us to deliver improved connectivity, and providing a greater choice of new homes in the garden city.”

The Station House site will help to provide a new link between Ebbsfleet International and Northfleet Station. The corporation wants to deliver a new pedestrian walkway to the link the two stations as part its plans to create a centre for the garden city around the international station.

According to the corporation, the site could be “pivotal” if Crossrail is extended to Ebbsfleet Garden City.

Proposals for Milton Place will see it brought forward for housing to widen the choice in the local market. This could include homes specifically for older people.

Piper concluded: “With the land purchased in Milton Place, we will work closely with Gravesham Borough Council to deliver a new development on this derelict piece of land close to the town centre that will provide a range of homes not currently being provided in the garden city, giving people more choice about the type of home they wish to buy or rent.”

Image credit | Ebbsfleet Development Corporation