Outline planning for Purfleet regeneration gets the green light

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The Purfleet regeneration scheme has received outline planning permission after Thurrock Council’s planning committee give the development the green light

The Purfleet regeneration plans were submitted by Purfleet Centre Regeneration Ltd (PCRL), a joint venture between Urban Catalyst and Swan Housing Association.

The Purfleet on Thames project includes a 93,000m2 film and TV studio complex as well as up to 2,850 homes, alongside shops, restaurants, a medical centre, two schools and community facilities.

The Purfleet regeneration scheme is expected to create around 2,200 new jobs, as well as other opportunities and community improvements for existing residents.

Urban Catalyst, specialises in mixed-use urban regeneration projects, and was responsible for the Bermondsey Square development in London.

Thanks to Swan Housing’s focus on modular construction, 50% of the homes at Purfleet on Thames are expected to be built using modular systems.

Ken Dytor, PCRL founder and executive chairman of Urban Catalyst said: “This development will tap into the power of culture, creative industries and healthy living.

“The approval is the result of many years of work and has been shaped by our detailed engagement with the local community and stakeholders, who we listened carefully to in drawing up our forward-thinking social infrastructure-led proposals that promote health, education and employment.”

John Synnuck, chief executive of Swan Housing Association added: “At Swan we’ve spent the last 25 years helping people feel at home. Our commitment to continuing to improve the lives of the communities we work with is unwavering.

“We will now all work together to create a thriving environment that provides much needed new homes and services, alongside significant employment and educational opportunities for the local community.”

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