Peel Land & Property have submitted an outline planning application to Medway Council to transform 26 acres of brownfield land on part of Chatham Docks in South East England into an exciting £650-million (approx. 755-million) mixed-use development following a successful public consultation.
The proposed Chatham Waters scheme will provide an employment-led mixed-use redevelopment of the site of approximately 1.9 million ft² (approx. 176,500 m²) including a commercial heart incorporating office space, education facilities, an 'EventCity', and a hotel alongside apartments and townhouses, plus landscaped public areas and a food store. The development has the potential to create approximately 3,500 jobs.
At the public consultation in September, Peel showcased plans for the regeneration of the site and met with locals to gauge the public's opinion. The findings from the consultation revealed that 90% of those questioned were in support of the scheme and over 95% were assured it would give the area a huge boost.
James Whittaker, Development Director at Peel said, "The feedback we received at the public consultation was invaluable and we are very pleased that so many people were supportive of our plans for Chatham Waters. We have taken the comments received on board and are pleased to have submitted a planning application to the Council."
Indigo Planning, Planit ie, Traffic Transport & Highway Consultancy and 5 Plus Architects are advising Peel on the scheme.
Source: Peel Holdings