REDROW Homes will deliver up to 950 high-quality family homes on a site south of Swanscombe and Greenhithe after Dartford Borough Council paved the way for work to start.
The site, formerly known as Northfleet West Substation, is owned by National Grid. Following the decision to grant outline planning permission, it will now be sold to Redrow, which plans to build a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom family homes just north of the A2 on an area the size of 50 football pitches.
The exciting new development - to be known as Ebbsfleet Green – will include around 240 affordable homes; a site for a new primary school; a new park, including sports pitches and tennis courts; community allotments; a local shop; a community hall and a hotel.
Redrow will also make substantial Section 106 contributions toward local facilities, local transport infrastructure and health and education provision.
There were no written objections to the outline planning application as councillors passed the proposals unanimously.
Keith Parrett, regional chief executive for Redrow Homes, said: “Having forged a successful partnership with National Grid to reach this point, we are delighted that this exciting new development has been granted planning permission. We hope it will help to kick start the long-promised regeneration of the wider Ebbsfleet Valley area.
“We are grateful for the support shown by the local community during the consultation process and look forward to delivering high-quality new homes for local families and new arrivals to an area with so much potential.”
National Grid is close to completing the site clearance and remediation work, clearing the old buildings and equipment from the site, and will shortly hand the site over to Redrow. The site is surplus to requirements and has been non-operational for some time.
Charlie Connoly, Joint Venture Manager at National Grid, said: “We are delighted to see permission granted for this exciting regeneration project which will now provide 950 new homes on the site of our former Northfleet West Substation. It’s an excellent example of partnership and sustainable planning with National Grid delivering the site and Redrow developing the new homes.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to return previously used land to positive use, to create jobs and provide valuable housing in the local area. We look forward to handing the land over to Redrow and seeing the development become a success.”
Redrow is committed to start building the family homes in Summer 2015.
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