Track Our Performance 2016-11-07T17:38:52+00:00

Track our performance across the Garden City


Ebbsfleet Garden City’s first pub and restaurant will open on September 4

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Ebbsfleet Garden City developer sales and occupancy

Ebbsfleet Garden City five year housing completion trajectory

Ebbsfleet Garden City latest starts and completions by quarter

Ebbsfleet Garden City latest starts and completions forecast

677 homes have now been completed in Ebbsfleet Garden City (August)

£30million electricity deal for Ebbsfleet Garden City is announced

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation will invest £30million in the provision of new electricity sub stations and connections in order to ensure the supply for up to 15,000 homes and a new city centre over the next 15 years, it was announced. It is the first time a public body has invested in this way to help unlock development and while the deal was vital to secure the continued growth in the Garden City which will see 5,100 homes completed by 2021, the money will be claimed back through an agreement reached with UK Power Networks when developers pay for the proportion of electricity they need. Full details here

Housing starts and completions July 2017

Number of new homes occupied in Ebbsfleet Garden City (July 2017)

The number of homes now complete in Ebbsfleet Garden City is 660

Up to 100 people to have fitness monitored in Ebbsfleet Garden City Healthy New Towns project

Up to 100 Ebbsfleet Garden City residents are to have their fitness levels monitored in an innovative health technology project. Data from digital fitness monitors worn by volunteers will be analysed by the Healthy New Towns programme in Ebbsfleet Garden City. Full story here 

Latest sales/reservations figures from Ebbsfleet Garden City developers (June)

Five year housing completions trajectory for Ebbsfleet Garden City

The latest housing starts and completions numbers for Ebbsfleet Garden City

New Ebbsfleet Garden City Information Centre Opens to the public

A stunning 3D model showing Ebbsfleet Garden City in its entirety is the centrepiece of a brand new visitor information centre. Based on the main concourse at Ebbsfleet International Station, the Information Centre is also home to a large interactive touch screen which people can navigate to find the latest details on developments in the Garden City. Details here

Calls for clarity on future of rail demand in Garden City

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation is calling for clear plans to be drawn up to cater for increased passenger demand from Ebbsfleet International to central London. The corporation says as Ebbsfleet Garden City rapidly grows – with up to 15,000 new homes built by 2031, plus the housing growth that Dartford and Gravesham are proposing – it is vital future passenger demand is met. Details here

Programme ensures smooth delivery of Ebbsfleet Garden City

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has launched a programme with 40 partners that brings together all parties in Ebbsfleet Garden City to ensure a smooth delivery of housing and infrastructure. The Single Integrated Development Programme, known as SID, will be used by all stakeholders in the Garden City to plan its delivery and ensure there are no ‘pinch points’ which would have an effect on the public. Details here

233 more homes for Ebbsfleet Garden City

Planners have approved a further 233 homes on two sites in Ebbsfleet Garden City, 97 of which will be affordable. Details here

Plans approved for 138 more homes in Ebbsfleet Garden City

Taylor Wimpey has been given approval to build 138 lakeside  homes in Ebbsfleet Garden City. Ebbsfleet Development Corporation’s Planning Committee gave approval for the scheme in the first of three villages planned for Eastern Quarry.  Details here 

Approval given to major employment scheme in Northfleet

Plans for a new employment scheme have been given the go-ahead in Ebbsfleet Garden City. The proposed development in Northfleet East is a potential joint venture between Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and Gravesham Borough Council and could see up to 690 jobs created in 240,000 square feet of industrial space, business incubator units, office and a small retail space. Full story here

Ebbsfleet Garden City responds to announcement of Lower Thames Crossing

We react to the announcement of the preferred route for the Lower Thames Crossing here

More than 600 homes under construction in Ebbsfleet Garden City in last 12 months

New figures show more than 600 homes were started in Ebbsfleet Garden City in the last 12 months. See the story here 

First shared ownership homes in Ebbsfleet Garden City are released

The first tranche of homes to be released at a new-build scheme in Ebbsfleet Garden City were snapped up within just hours of being launched. Eager house hunters rushed to secure all 15 shared ownership units at the Castle View development, by Latimer.  Buyers will move into the homes, which are a mix of two and three-bedroom properties, from the summer. Full story here

Number of homes built in Ebbsfleet Garden City – March

Ebbsfleet Garden City starts on site – March

Forecast of housing starts by existing developers, March. Click on picture for detail

The latest housing statistics for Ebbsfleet Garden City in detail here

EDC Outline Planning Consent Total: 10,694 EDC Detailed Planning Consent Total: 1,461 EDC Housing Completions Total: 521. Click here for full details

Ebbsfleet Garden City housing starts and completions


Number of homes now completed in Ebbsfleet Garden City (January)

Number of phases now completed in Ebbsfleet Garden City

Consultation on improvements to the A2 at Ebbsfleet Garden City start

Highways England carries out a series of public information events on its A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet Junction improvement plan in January. In line with the Department for Transport’s ‘Road Investment Strategy for the 2015-2020 road period’, Highways England has committed to improving the Bean and Ebbfleet junctions situated on the A2. See the plans here  

Ebbsfleet Garden City to gets its first pub and hotel

January's planning committee gave approval for Ebbsfleet Garden City’s first pub and hotel. Marstons is to build the 220-cover pub and 104-bedroom hotel at Ebbsfleet Green to complement Redrow’s 950-home development which is currently under construction. The pub could be open by December.

Another milestone for Ebbsfleet Garden City as plans approved for 532 new homes and major employment area

A former cement works is to be transformed with up to 532 new homes in Ebbsfleet Garden City. The plans, approved at January's planning committee  will also include a new neighbourhood centre, 46,000 sq m of employment space creating up to 1,500 new jobs, food and drink outlets along the River Thames and a new riverside promenade in Northfleet. See the full details here

£35million proposal for new jobs in Ebbsfleet Garden City

A huge scheme is being proposed by the EDC and Gravesham Borough Council to create up to 690 new jobs in Ebbsfleet Garden City. See the details here 

First people move into Ebbsfleet Green in the Garden City

Ebbsfleet - Bal Sandhu 1

Ebbsfleet Garden City to spearhead Starter Homes scheme

Ebbsfleet Garden City  is one of 30 areas which will spearhead a £1.2billion scheme to see discounted starter homes built for young, first-time buyers.  Up to 635 starter homes could be created across the Garden City and  will include homes in a newly-created city centre as well as on Northfleet Riverfront. See the full story here

Much to look forward to in 2017 at Ebbsfleet Garden City

In the first few months of 2017 the EDC’s planning committee will consider plans for a further 1100 homes on two key riverfront sites at Northfleet and in the major area of Eastern Quarry, developers will submit a new master plan for over 4,500 new homes in two new villages to complement the development under way at Castle Hill. See the full story here

Ebbsfleet Garden City tops list for good value family homes outside London

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Number of homes built to date in Ebbsfleet Garden City – December 2016

Developers currently on site in Ebbsfleet Garden City

Number of homes under construction now in Ebbsfleet Garden City – December 2016

Number of houses built in Ebbsfleet Garden City (November)


Number of phases completed in Ebbsfleet Garden City (November)


Number of homes under construction now in Ebbsfleet Garden City (November)


Third Ebbsfleet Garden City marketing suite opens

Homes now on sale across the Garden City - click here for details

Ebbsfleet Garden City Open Day held in Northfleet

Forecast housing starts in Ebbsfleet Garden City by existing developers – click on image for detail


Ebbsfleet Garden City housing completions forecast by developers – click on image for detail


Number of homes built in Garden City to date (October)

Ebbsfleet Garden City Open Days are announced for October to inform the public about the Implementation Framework

EDC Implementation Framework is launched

A major new commercial centre, improved public transport and seven city parks are just some of the exciting developments unveiled for Ebbsfleet Garden City by the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation. Click here for details

Number of homes currently built and under construction in Ebbsfleet Garden City (September 2016)


Work currently on site in the Garden City (September 2016)


Developers on site in the Garden City


Ebbsfleet Garden City apartments to go on sale

Barratt Homes announces buyers will have their first chance to buy apartments on a new development at Castle Hill in Ebbsfleet next month. Barratt Homes started construction work on the 112 homes in the spring and will begin selling them off-plan. A show apartment is expected to open this autumn, with the first buyers likely to move in early next year. To see the full story click here

Up to 700 new homes planned for Ebbsfleet Garden City

How the Garden City performed in August. Click on image for the detail


Number of new homes in the Garden City goes up


Positive news from Countryside Properties following Brexit where it’s business as usual in the Garden City as they push ahead on the next phase of Springhead Park. Click on image for story


Great to see movement on the ground in the Garden City as Circle starts work in Eastern Quarry

July 21 – Taylor Wimpey hold a public exhibition at the Observatory, Swanscombe ahead of its plans to be submitted for 539 new Garden City homes


Garden City progress for July – click on image for the detail


July 4

June 29 – new starts on site in the Garden City

Persimonn’s new show home in Castle Hill is coming along well

Here are the figures for homes in the Garden City for 2016/17

June 23 – number of homes completed in the Garden City

Key upcoming planning decisions


Housing starts by developer displaying forecasts and actual 2015-2021- click on image for detail


Housing starts and completions by quarter


June 3 – Number of homes built to date

May – Housing starts and completions by financial year, showing forecast v actual 2016-2025


May – Housing starts and completions by quarter, showing forecast v actual 2017-2017


May – Housing completions in the Garden City by existing developers, forecast and actual 2015-21. Click on image to see detail.


May – Number of Garden City housing starts by existing developers – forecast and actual 2015-21. Click on image to see detail


Genuine progress in Garden City

Property Week reports 'genuine progress' as development continues in Garden City. Click here for story  

Ebbsfleet Garden City build out rates for the next five years


May 10 – More homes approved for Garden City

A further 154 homes for Ebbsfleet Garden City have been approved as work starts on the ground for  more than 470 new properties this month. The latest planning permission was given to David Wilson Homes for a new development in Castle Hill, Eastern Quarry. The news comes as work starts on a further 473 homes in the Garden City. Full story here

May 04 – number of homes built to date

April return for Countryside

Countryside return to the Garden City after four years to build 113 new homes at Springhead Park

Land deal is good news for Garden City

Land Securities has sold more of its land at Ebbsfleet Garden City to house builder Taylor Wimpey. Taylor Wimpey has snapped up 539 residential plots at Castle Hill, joining Ward Homes and Persimmon, which in total are building 1,550 homes in this area of the Garden City, of which 375 are affordable. Henley Camland, a developer that is adding infrastructure to the project, has also purchased a large chunk of Eastern Quarry, which makes up one of three main ‘villages’ of Ebsfleet Garden City. See the story here  

Work continues at pace

Groundwork on Redrow's Ebbsfleet Green site continues at pace

Circle Housing on site

Circle Housing on site preparing ground for 125 affordable homes in Eastern Quarry

March 28 – Number of homes built to date

March 16

The first primary school for the Garden City is given planning permission. The 420-pupil school – and a new community centre – will be built in Castle Hill, and will also provide 26 nursery places as well as 15 for special needs pupils. It will be complete in September 2017.

March 1

Ebbsfleet Garden City is announced as one of 10 areas in the UK to be awarded Healthy New Town Status by NHS England. See the story here


Planning committee approve 170 homes by Charles Church, 180 homes by Redrow and 125 homes by Circle

Spending review sees £310million

The chancellor announces £310million for the Garden City in the autumn spending review.

Garden City gets Enterprise Zone status

The announcement in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement, sees North Kent Innovation Zone (NKIZ) become one of 26 new and extended Enterprise Zones across the country. The awarding of Enterprise Zone status follows a bid endorsed and submitted to Government on behalf of the partners, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, Maidstone Borough Council, Medway Council and other stakeholders, by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SE LEP) and Thames Gateway Kent Partnership. Northfleet Embankment, with its 22.37 hectares of land has been earmarked for 54,000m2 of commercial development for construction technologies and advanced manufacturing, including modular housing, alongside innovatory space and workshops. Nearby Ebbsfleet Valley North East offers 4.08 hectares for 30,000m2 of development focusing on accommodation for professional services, creative industries. Both sites are integral to the deliver of the garden city.  

Development Corporation is set up, April 20

The Ebbsfleet Development Corporation was created by the government to speed up delivery of up to 15,000 homes

Chancellor announces Garden City for Ebbsfleet

Chancellor George Osborne announces on the Andrew Marr show plans for up to 15,000 homes with Britain’s first Garden City in 100 years at Ebbsfleet

Eastern Quarry construction starts

In 2014 construction started at Castle Hill part of the Eastern Quarry site.

Large scale mixed development

The area around the Ebbsfleet International railway station has for a long time been identified by both national and local government as the location for a large scale mixed development. Ebbsfleet itself is part of a wider strategic site within the adopted Dartford Core Strategy (2011) which also includes the area known as Eastern Quarry and the Northfleet West Sub Station

Residential development starts

The first phase of residential development started at Springhead Quarter, in Gravesham, in 2007.

Identified as location for 10,000 homes

The Sustainable Communities Plan 2003 identified Ebbsfleet and Eastern Quarry as the location for 10,000 new homes, 5.5 million square feet of commercial space and 2 million square feet of retail, leisure, community and supporting space. It was a key part of the strategic masterplan for the Thames Gateway Project in 1995, reflecting the area’s potential to act as a catalyst for significant regeneration.

Planning permission given

Outline planning permission was granted by both Gravesham and Dartford Councils in 2002 across the Ebbsfleet site