Bellway Homes will build an additional 130 homes as part of a riverside regeneration project in Northfleet after securing approval from Ebbsfleet Development Corporation.
Harbour Village is a landmark redevelopment in Northfleet which will provide a link between the existing community and the River Thames. It is being built by Bellway Homes on the former Northfleet Cement Works and, once complete, will provide over 550 homes including affordable housing along with new open spaces, a Fastrack bus link and a community centre. Development is already underway on the first phase comprising 121 homes and Chimney View Park, the first public open space at Harbour Village, is expected to be opening soon.
Following approval of Phase 2, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation have now approved detailed plans for a further 130 homes in phase two of the development, which forms part of the Ebbsfleet Garden City scheme in North Kent. The homes in Phase 2 will range from two-bedroom to four-bedroom houses and will include 40 affordable homes which will be made available to local people for low-cost rent or shared ownership. A notable element of this phase is that the character of an existing flint wall will be retained through a flint frontage to the new homes along College Road, and flint will also be also embedded into the ground in front of properties. The proposals will incorporate and preserve historic features relating to the site’s rich history as a cement works which were uncovered when construction began on site.
The wider development at Northfleet will create new employment spaces, restaurants, bars, shops and a community centre. There will also be a new expansive area of parkland, to be known as Bevan’s Park which will include a playing pitch and a heritage interpretation park.