Category Archives: Housing

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 »

Ebbsfleet Garden City update

Developer Land Securities has signed several deals to move forward with housing development at Ebbsfleet Garden City. Land Securities has exchanged contracts with Taylor Wimpey for the sale of 539 residential plots at Castle Hill, which is one of three planned villages in the 269-hectare Eastern Quarry development and forms part of the wider Ebbsfleet… Continue reading »

Two-thirds of Eastern Quarry sold by Land Securities to Henley Camland

Two thirds of a site earmarked for the development of a garden city in Kent has been sold for an undisclosed sum, it has been reported. Land Securities is thought to have sold most of the Eastern Quarry near Bluewater to Henley Camland, a joint venture between private equity firm Henley Investments and infrastructure specialist… Continue reading »