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The Ebbsfleet Journey

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation was set up to deliver up to 15,000 homes and create a 21st-century Garden City in North Kent. Ebbsfleet Development Corporation was set up by the government to speed up the delivery of up to 15,000 homes and create a 21st-century Garden City in North Kent. We work closely with local authorities and local communities to develop plans that meet local and national needs, providing high-quality, well-designed and sustainable housing and significant employment opportunities. As an organisation, we are united in our determination to create a truly brilliant place to both live and work.

The story so far…

Much of the land in Ebbsfleet is brownfield and was formerly used for quarrying.  Ebbsfleet International railway station was opened in November 2007, however, due to the complexity of land opportunity within the area, a number of regeneration initiatives have historically stalled. Since inception in 2015, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has continued to deliver at pace, with over 3,000 homes now built in Ebbsfleet and some great plans for future regeneration.

    • Ebbsfleet Central Outline Application submitted

    • Bluewater Shopping Centre opens

    • Outline planning permission for homes granted by Gravesham and Dartford Council

    • Springhead Masterplan approved

    • Eastern Quarry Outline Application Submitted

    • Swanscombe Peninsula Outline permission submitted for mixed-use scheme

    • Eastern Quarry Outline Application approval

    • Ebbsfleet International Station opens for HS1 rail service

    • Ebbsfleet International Domestic Services Commence

    • Dartford Council logo

      October Dartford Core Strategy Adopted

    • London Resort NSIP Status Awarded

    • Gravesham Core Strategy Adopted

    • Ebbsfleet Healthy New Towns pilot begins

    • Castle Hill Community Centre & Cherry Orchard Primary Academy opened

    • Works begin to construct Springhead Bridge

    • Major electrical grid improvements bring power to Ebbsfleet

    • Ebbsfleet Development Corporation purchases 125-hectare site around Ebbsfleet International

    • A2 Bean and Bluewater network improvements

    • Ebbsfleet’s 2000th home completed

    • Springhead Bridge opens to the public and wins the Civils Project of the Year at SECBE Constructing Excellence Award

    • Ebbsfleet’s 3000th home completed

What next?

Championed by the Government and Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, Ebbsfleet brings the traditional garden city principles up to date. Discover our vision for the area.

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