Land Securities has won planning consent for the largest section of its housing development in Kent

The largest phase of Land Securities’ Ebbsfleet housing development has won planning permission.

The scheme, at Eastern Quarry near Bluewater, North Kent, is the largest section of the Ebbsfleet development, the first housing scheme Land Secs has undertaken.

The Eastern Quarry scheme will see 6250 homes, three primary schools, a secondary school and a health and social care centre built. The Section 106 agreement for infrastructure reached with Kent County Council stands at £110m.

The Ebbsfleet scheme is being built in a series of disused quarries covering 1,450 acres around the Eurostar Terminal in North Kent. When it is complete it will have 13,000 homes and 6.3m ft2 of commercial space with access to London in less than 20 minutes.

Planning permission was granted for Ebbsfleet’s first phase in September last year. A joint venture with Countryside Properties, the development of 600 homes began construction in January. In March this year, Land Secs announced it would develop the remainder of Ebbsfleet’s homes on its own.

Land Secs expects to be onsite at Eastern Quarry before the end of next year.