Category Archives: Housing

£3.4 million for an improved bridge and walkways connecting Northfleet with Ebbsfleet Garden City

Millions are to be spent on a new bridge and improved walkways among improvements to connect existing communities with Ebbsfleet Garden City. The £3.4 million outlay will go towards pedestrian and cycle links around Northfleet, including the replacement of the pedestrian bridge at Church Path Pit and improving the path from Granby Road to the… Continue reading »

Businesses call on Ebbsfleet Garden City bosses to help save their jobs from London Paramount plans

‘By all means build your theme park, but don’t do it at the expense of our local businesses’ That’s the message to the developer of London Paramount from the Peninsula Management Group (PMG), a lobbying body which represents businesses set to be displaced by the £3.2 billion project on the Swanscombe Peninsula. Around 140 businesses and some… Continue reading »

The NHS puts in planning application to turn vacant and derelict hospital in Gravesend into homes

The NHS has put in a planning application to turn a derelict hospital in Gravesend into luxury homes. The application by NHS Property Services to Gravesham council proposes redeveloping the 0.35 hectare section of the former Gravesend and North Kent Hospital site, near the centre of Gravesend, with 80 modern homes. The hospital, in Bath Street,… Continue reading »

Ebbsfleet Garden City: house builders are still committed to plans despite Brexit vote

Ebbsfleet Garden City will not be hit by the impact of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. That’s the message from bosses at Ebbsfleet Development Corporation after the shock Brexit result sparked fears of economic turmoil across the country. The corporation’s interim chief executive, Paul Spooner, said house builders remained committed to the development,… Continue reading »

Empty property figures best in Kent

Gravesham Borough Council is the best performing authority in Kent for the lowest number of empty properties. There are currently 680 empty properties in Gravesham (October 2015) with just 193 of these being recorded as long-term empty. This means they have been empty for six months or longer. The overall figure of 680 represents the… Continue reading »

Volunteers wanted to build UK Earthship ‘groundhouse’ on Sheppey

“Do you want to be part of the first ever UK Earthship dwelling? Volunteers wanted. Gain hands-on experience in Earthship building. Meals provided.” Pioneering builders Heidi and Sav Pavlou are advertising for volunteers to help create Sheppey’s first “ground house.” Their Hobbit-like five-bedroom home is being put together at Brambledown. The couple won planning permission in… Continue reading »