Developer Joseph Homes has been given the green light for plans to deliver Albion Waterside, a regeneration scheme which will provide 1,500 new homes in Kent
Gravesham Borough Council approved plans to deliver Albion Waterside, a landmark regeneration development for Gravesend in Kent.
Planning committee members unanimously voted in favour to grant planning permission for the development on 21 July.
The proposals will deliver 1,500 new homes around the canal basin including a mix of affordable housing as well as Later Living and build-to-rent properties.
The currently underutilised brownfield site on the south bank of the River Thames will be transformed with over 65% of the site being landscaped open space, including gardens accessible to all.
The Albion Waterside regeneration will also see an extension of the current popular promenade by 350m of additional riverside walkway.
The plan will also deliver 4,500 sqm of space for local businesses including shops, restaurants and workspaces, enabling a sustainable community where people and businesses can thrive.
Joseph Homes’ Live Well® values will include providing a shuttle bus into the town to reduce car travel, electric car club and charging points and delivering above the requirement of cycle spaces. It will also plant over 200 trees.
The site was identified and allocated for regeneration as part of the Gravesend Riverside East and Northeast Gravesend Opportunity Area.
‘Delivering a truly sustainable neighbourhood’
Craig Carson, development director of Joseph Homes, said: “We are thrilled that Gravesham Borough Council voted unanimously in favour to grant planning permission for Albion Waterside.
“Our masterplan regeneration for this site is one we’ve worked on with our brilliant project team JTP LLP, Barton Willmore, Ramboll, Caneparo Associates, Montagu Evans and BDP Landscape to ensure that we will deliver a vibrant and truly sustainable neighbourhood for Gravesend.
“From the outset our vision has been to bring forward a transformative development in this part of Gravesend improving access to the River, while creating a sense of place through new homes, improved public realm and exciting new facilities, such as restaurants and cafes.
“We are delighted with the decision taken by Gravesham Borough Council and we look forward to continuing working with local residents, businesses and the council in delivering these proposals.”