We are the planning authority for Ebbsfleet Garden City. We assess applications from major developments to individual householders. You can view all planning applications in the Garden City and submit an application by following the links below. You can also view planning committee papers and dates and find out when and where our drop-in surgeries are held. For general planning queries please contact us on 0303 444 8832 or EDCplanning@ebbsfleetdc.org.uk
Increase in planning application fees
Please note that from 17 January 2018 the fees for planning applications will increase by 20%. If you have an application with us that’s currently invalid and remains so when the fees increase, you will need to pay the additional fee under the new regulations. For more information about the new fees please visit the Legislation website.
Your comments on planning applications
All comments made to EDC in relation to a planning application will become public information. Your comments will be reviewed by EDC within three working days of receipt and then made available for public inspection online.
Your name and full comment will be publicly viewable. All personal information will be removed. Please ensure that you do not include any of your personal information in the online comment box.
This information relates to comments made by statutory consultees, neighbours and the general public.
Images of plans, drawings and other material relevant to an application are made available on this site for public inspection purposes only pursuant to section 47 of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 so that they can be inspected at a more convenient time or place than would otherwise be the case.
Unless the 1988 Act provides relevant exception to copyright; the plans, drawings and other material on this site should not be copied without prior permission of the copyright owner. You should also note that you may not use documents electronically copied from this website for submission with new planning applications.
S106 Financial Contributions – Payment Methods
Section 106 is a legal agreement which usually relates to major developments and large scale house builders. It can include agreements regarding the amount a developer will contribute financially to alleviate the additional demand on local services and infrastructure.
The EDC will invoice for each financial contribution as it is triggered. On receipt of the invoice, payment can be made either by cheque or electronic transfer. Should you wish to pay by cheque, please make these payable to Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and send with a covering letter for the attention of the Development Monitoring Officer. Should you wish to pay electronically, please transfer payment to the EDC bank account as detailed on the invoice. When paying electronically, you will need to reference the payment to ensure the funds are allocated to the correct account. See the planning fees here
Kent Planning Protocol
The Kent planning protocol has been produced jointly by the Kent Planning Officers Group and the Kent Developers Group. The leaders of all the Kent councils along with the chairs of the Kent Planning Officers, Kent Developers and Kent Housing groups have signed up to these commitments.
The EDC is fully supportive of the four commitments and so we have signed up to in the protocol. Together these commitments promote collaborative working between the development community and local planning authorities. The EDC was established in order to deliver of a 21st Century Garden City and in our role as Local Planning Authority for the area; we are committed to providing the highest quality of service in order to achieve this vision.
The planning protocol is significant in that it recognises the close collaborative working that already takes place in Kent between developers and councils and aims to ensure that every opportunity is taken to improve on what we do to achieve the objective of facilitating good quality sustainable growth within the county.
See the document here