Ebbsfleet garden city masterplan to be unveiled

The masterplan for the UK's first new garden city in nearly a century will go on show to the public for the first time this weekend.

New parks are planned for Ebbsfleet
New parks are planned for Ebbsfleet

Detailed proposals for the Ebbsfleet community in Kent will be shown at Millbrook Garden Centre in Northfleet on Saturday and tour the area throughout October.

A draft of the masterplan, by a multidisciplinary team led by main contractor Aecom and including landscape architecture firm Spacehub showed the project has been divided into four key development areas with 5,100 homes to be built by April 2021, nearly 11,000 by April 2026, 41 hectares of commercial development and a rapid transport link between Bluewater and Ebbsfleet International station.

Several new parks, a lake and a waterside destination zone were also included in the draft, according to local paper, the Kent Messenger

Visitors to the event will be able to talk to members of the team at the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, which has powers to give planning permission for the garden city, landowners and housebuilders.

The garden city was identified in the 2014 Budget, with government making available up to £200 million of infrastructure funding to kick start the development. It will provide up to 15,000 new homes across 1,026ha. A second is planned as an extension of Bicester, Oxfordshire.

At the time many landscape architects and landscape and parks consultants welcomed the idea of reviving the garden city movement but called for green infrastructure to be an important, intergrated part of any plan.  

The masterplan can also be seen at the Observatory in Swanscombe on Thursday, 6 October, from 4pm to 7pm, Swanscombe and Greenhithe town council hall on 8 October, from 10am to 2pm, Ebbsfleet International Station on 19 October from 4pm to 7pm and Northfleet Veterans Club on 29 October, from 10am to 2pm.

 


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