Taylor Wimpey at Castle Hill, Ebbsfleet
We are preparing detailed plans for a new development of up to 539 high-quality homes at Castle Hill, Eastern Quarry, Ebbsfleet, after exchanging contracts to purchase parcels 4, 5 and 6 at the site from Land Securities.
Once complete, Castle Hill will comprise 1,500 homes set around new public open space, a neighbourhood centre, a two-form entry primary school and community facilities – and is one of three planned modern villages at the Eastern Quarry development in Ebbsfleet.
Eastern Quarry has outline planning permission for 6,250 homes and the wider Ebbsfleet Garden City project is envisaged to deliver more than 15,000 new homes.
Circle Housing Russet will also deliver a proportion of affordable homes at Castle Hill for local people in housing need.
Land Securities has been granted planning permission for the primary school at Castle Hill, which will be called Cherry Orchard Primary Academy and operated by the Leigh Academies Trust. The contract tender process has already begun and construction is due to start on site in the summer with the school due to open to new students in September 2017.
In order to allow local residents and key stakeholders the opportunity to find out more about our emerging proposals, we held a public exhibition at The Observatory on Thursday 21st July 2016 between 2pm and 8pm.
Visitors were able to view our emerging proposals, speak to experts from our project team, ask questions and provide us with their feedback on the scheme. If you would like to view the exhibition boards displayed at the consultation event, please click here.
Our public consultation period closed on Tuesday 9th August 2016. The comments we received from local residents will help us to refine our emerging plans. The first part of our proposals: 69 x 1 and 2 bedroom apartments on land known as 'the triangle' was approved by the Ebbsfleet Corporation on 21 September 2016.
Detailed planning applications for the balance of our housing will be submitted over the next few months.