Ebbsfleet sees speedy land sales

by Natalie Vincent Thu 12 April 2018, 4:07 pm

Infrastructure and placemaking joint venture (JV) partnership Henley Camland has sold land parcels for around 3,000 homes to developers Barratt, Countryside and Clarion Housing Group, at Eastern Quarry in Ebbsfleet Garden City.

This comes a week after the site purchase from commercial developer Landsec for £66.8 million was confirmed on 3 April; planning permission to build up to 6,250 homes was granted in January 2018 by Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (EDC).

A key part of the area's regeneration scheme, 2,600 homes will be built by Countryside and Clarion in a JV partnership, with Barratt taking on the remaining 300.

The 269-ha Eastern Quarry site includes the Castle Hill development – the first of three residential villages delivered as part of the garden city scheme.

Homes, retail space and community amenities will be built around two lakes at Eastern Quarry with a public square in the centre of the development.

The additional villages will also feature two primary schools, a secondary academy and an adult learning centre.

Peter Nelson, managing director at Henley Camland, said: "The completion of the purchase of Eastern Quarry is a significant milestone and step up in Henley Camland's involvement in this landmark development.

"We remain committed to placemaking, and we look forward to working with Homes England, our housebuilder partners and EDC to create a highly desirable place to live."

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