Keepmoat secures approval for 598-unit housing project in Kent

WCN Editorial Team 28 Sep 2017 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Keepmoat Homes has secured permission from Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (EDC) to build 598 new homes in Northfleet on the banks of the River Thames in Kent, UK.

The new homes, which will be built as part of the Ebbsfleet Garden City development plan, will entail an investment of around £175m.

Besides 598 homes, the development will include a mix of traditional two- and three-storey houses and apartment blocks, a waterfront promenade, children’s park, retail space, community facilities and a primary school.

Keepmoat Homes is acquiring the land from the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) and is planning to build up to 100 homes per year.

Keepmoat Homes CEO Peter Hindley said: "This is an absolutely fantastic win for Keepmoat. Delivering this project will help us achieve our target of building more than 4,000 affordable new homes in the UK, helping meet the demand for quality housing stock. We are delighted to support the HCA in this important project, and we look forward to delivering it.”

Keepmoat Homes regional managing director Roland Grant added: “The Northfleet site is a landmark development for Keepmoat Homes and represents the largest and most significant award in the area, since we expanded the business in to London and the southeast in 2014.

“This is an important milestone in ensuring this scheme becomes a reality, and the acquisition and development of Northfleet will meet the clear demand in the region. It is another positive step for Keepmoat Homes’ ambitious growth plans in the Thames Gateway.”

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