Gravesham Council grants planning permission for key development of 600 homes in Kent Thameside

Developers Countryside Properties and Land Securities have received planning permission for the first phase of Springhead Park at Ebbsfleet Valley in the Thames Gateway.

The joint venture partners have been given the go-ahead by Gravesham Borough Council to build the first collection of homes, comprising a mixture of 388 contemporary style one and two bedroom apartments and two, three and four bedroom homes.

When complete, Springhead Park will provide over 600 homes, including 25% affordable, and will feature a large one-hectare park, community centre, place of worship, a doctor’s surgery and primary school.

Tony Travers, subsidiary managing director of Countryside Properties, said: “This is an important part of the new development in Kent Thameside and will create high quality homes and facilities. We are looking forward to beginning work on this new community in January.”

Steve Atkins, development manager for Land Securities, said: “This first phase of Ebbsfleet Valley is an important milestone in the regeneration of the area.”