22 July 2021

Planning approved for Albion Waterside!

22 July 2021

Planning approved for Albion Waterside!

We are thrilled to have been given the go-ahead by Gravesham Borough Council to deliver Albion Waterside, a landmark regeneration development for Gravesend in Kent which will provide an exciting new place for local people to live, work and visit. Planning Committee Members unanimously voted in favour to grant planning permission for the development on Wednesday 21st July 2021. The plans 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 5.5ha brownfield site on the south bank of the River Thames will be transformed with over 65% of the site being beautifully landscaped open space, including gardens accessible to all – a place for residents to socialise and enjoy. The regeneration will also see an extension of the current popular promenade by 350m of additional riverside walkway. Our proposals will also deliver 4,500sqm of space for local businesses including shops, restaurants and workspaces, enabling a sustainable community where people and businesses can thrive. Our Live Well® values are shaping our approach to sustainability for the regeneration, including 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. And we’ll be planting over 200 trees.

The site was identified and allocated for regeneration as part of the Gravesend Riverside East and Northeast Gravesend Opportunity Area. Leading up to the committee, Joseph Homes and our master planners JTP Architects carried out extensive community engagement to gain valuable feedback from local residents and businesses. As a result of this, reconfiguration of the site was reconsidered as well as prioritising cycle routes and easy access to the waterfront. There will also be a historic trail throughout the site, celebrating the extensive heritage of the town as well as a nod to the rich maritime and industrial history of the area delivered through the style and materials chosen for the buildings and public spaces.

Craig Carson, our Development Director 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.’

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