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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 International and planter

      Ebbsfleet Central Outline Application submitted

    • Image of Bluewater Shopping Centre at dusk

      Bluewater Shopping Centre opens

    • Drone footage of Whitecliffe

      Outline planning permission for homes granted by Gravesham and Dartford Council

    • Gravesham Borough Council logo

      Springhead Masterplan approved

    • Drone footage of housing development in Kent

      Eastern Quarry Outline Application Submitted

    • Landscape photograph of Swanscombe Peninsula

      Swanscombe Peninsula Outline permission submitted for mixed-use scheme

    • Drone footage of housing development in Kent

      Eastern Quarry Outline Application approval

    • Ebbsfleet International train station platform

      Ebbsfleet International Station opens for HS1 rail service

    • Ebbsfleet International and planter

      Ebbsfleet International Domestic Services Commence

    • Dartford Council logo

      October Dartford Core Strategy Adopted

    • CGI of proposed London Resort. Credit: London Resort

      London Resort NSIP Status Awarded

    • Gravesham Core Strategy Adopted

    • two men running on a path with shrubbery

      Ebbsfleet Healthy New Towns pilot begins

    • Drone image of local Ebbsfleet school

      Castle Hill Community Centre & Cherry Orchard Primary Academy opened

    • image of a bridge with a footpath

      Works begin to construct Springhead Bridge

    • Image of two men standing in hi-vis in front of an electrical pole

      Major electrical grid improvements bring power to Ebbsfleet

    • map showing Ebbsfleet Central land ownership

      Ebbsfleet Development Corporation purchases 125-hectare site around Ebbsfleet International

    • Image of a2 Bean roads and hills in the background

      A2 Bean and Bluewater network improvements

    • Image of family standing in front of new home holding keys to front door

      Ebbsfleet’s 2000th home completed

    • Drone footage of a bridge and bushes either side

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

    • image of couple standing in front of new home with gift basket

      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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