Ebbsfleet Garden City is to get a third primary school after plans were approved.

Ebbsfleet Green Primary School will be for up to 420 pupils and have a 26-place nursery.

It will be in the centre of the Redrow development in Ebbsfleet Green and follows Cherry Orchard Primary School in Castle Hill which opened in 2017 and Springhead Park Primary School which will open this September.

The school will be run by the Maritime Academy Trust and the application by Kent County Council was approved by  Ebbsfleet Development Corporation’s planning committee.

The school has undergone extensive design improvements since it was first submitted and now exceeds the standard approach normally taken to school buildings after the independent Ebbsfleet Design Forum made recommendations.

The school’s layout  has been turned from a single rectangular block, into a courtyard school which now allows it to have that at the heart of the school, providing a sheltered space for outdoor learning and events, give it extra space and create brighter classrooms.

The school will open in September 2021.

Up to 950 homes will eventually be on the Ebbsfleet Green site, which already benefits from the first supermarket and pub and hotel in Ebbsfleet Garden City.

Plans have also been submitted for a £55million 2,200 place primary and secondary education campus in Whitecliffe.

Ebbsfleet Garden City now has more than 2,000 homes and an estimated population of nearly 5,000 people. Eventually it will have up to 15,0000 new homes.

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation recently announced it had bought 125 hectares of land around Ebbsfleet International station to create Ebbsfleet Central which will deliver a new commercial and residential centre within the Garden City providing jobs, homes, community and cultural facilities.