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.

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