chatham countryside properties

Major developer Countryside Properties is set to work with Homes England – regenerating two sites to deliver more than 900 new homes.

The first of those site is in Chatham in Kent, and the land sits within the Chatham History Dockyard Conservation Area. Totalling 2.7 hectares the land will be transformed into a mixed-use development. Details include:

  • 274 new homes
  • 11,000 sq ft of commercial space
  • Expected start date of Q4 2022 – with completion in 2026

The second scheme which Countryside Properties are set to develop in Hemel Hempstead – Herfordshire – and details include:

  • 22-hectare site
  • 600 new homes
  • New school
  • Expected start date of Q2 2022 – with completion in 2028

Countryside Properties – who’re speaking at our Virtual Housing & BTR Conference – have had a very positive week with this announcement coming on top of several others. They’ve received the green light for the latest phase of their £420m Rochester Riverside project whilst also having new homes approved at their Ashmere project at Ebbsfleet Garden Village.

Andy Fancy, Countryside Managing Director of Partnerships in North and South London, commented: “These projects with Homes England show the strength for how we approach complex regeneration sites up and down the country. Both redevelopment sites offer us an opportunity to build on the successes of existing communities and enhance our own track record for delivering new homes at pace through our innovative construction processes. Through these new sites, we will continue our commitment to creating lasting communities for everyone by integrating existing residents with new neighbours.”

Stephen Kinsella, Chief Land and Development Officer at Homes England, added: “With Countryside as the development partner for these significant schemes at Chatham and Hemel Hempstead, we’re unlocking 900 new homes in these communities. The development of the Chatham sites will conclude the 30-year Chatham Maritime regeneration and it is fitting that Countryside, a long-term partner at Chatham, completes the final homes. Spencer’s Park in Hemel Hempstead is the largest of our land disposals this year and we are delighted to be working with Countryside to deliver our shared vision for a great place to live and increased use of modern methods of construction.”