Land Securities granted approval for Northfleet Rise (UK)

Land Securities has received approval from Gravesham Borough Council for its Masterplan proposals for Northfleet Rise; an area to the north of Ebbsfleet International station, part of Ebbsfleet Valley.

Outline planning permission was received for the development of the area around the station in 2002, subject to the preparation of detailed Masterplans showing how the site would be developed. Northfleet Rise is the last of four such Masterplans to receive approval.

Northfleet Rise is bounded to the west by the River Ebbsfleet, with the North Kent railway line to the north and with Blue Lake to the south east. The proposed mixed-use development will provide offices and apartments, and it is expected that the area will contribute to the strong commercial opportunity that the site's proximity to the new Ebbsfleet International station brings.

Consent has been granted for a mixed use development at Northfleet Rise comprising:

  • circa 1,797,570 ft² (167,000 m²) of development, which includes c 807,300 ft² (75,000 m²) of employment space, along with core uses, such as retail, leisure and entertainment facilities;
  • around 3.75 hectares of public open space; and
  • in the region of 464 new homes

Adam Cunnington, Development Director at Land Securities, said: "This is another step forward for Ebbsfleet Valley and it means that we can now concentrate on future delivery. This is a huge project for all involved and we look forward to working with the local authorities to create a prosperous community that not only creates new homes, but brings new jobs and opportunities to the area."

Over the next 25 years, Ebbsfleet Valley will provide up to 10,000 new homes and up to 9 million ft² of commercial offices, retail, leisure and community facilities.

Source: Land Securities

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