Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has approved plans for a further 281 new homes in Ashmere – the second village to be developed in Whitecliffe.

The plans – submitted by Countryside Properties and Clarion Housing – will see the creation of:

  • 281 new homes comprising of;
  • 175 one and two bedroom apartments
  • 106 houses
  • 25% affordable with mixture of shared ownership and social rent

This is the first phase of the new village at Ashmere where Ebbsfleet Development Corporation – who’re speaking at our Thames Estuary Development Conference – are planning a total of 3,000 new homes, a new primary school and village centre.

Mark Pullin, Chief Planning Officer at Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, said: “Whilst these are challenging times for us all and working practices have changed in recent weeks, we have been able to approve these plans under powers already delegated to officers. This first phase of development at Ashmere marks a significant step forward in terms of design quality within Ebbsfleet, creating eye-catching new homes that have been inspired by Ebbsfleet’s past.

He added: “The oast houses and maltings of Kent’s villages have been fused with the handsome Georgian streets of Gravesend’s town centre, to inspire a rich mix of distinctive new homes, set within streets full of trees and planting as expected of a Garden City. Once Whitecliffe is complete there will be 6,250 homes across three villages, each with their own centre, giving them a distinctive feel.”