Grove Road public consultation 2018-06-18T08:24:10+00:00

Grove Road and old Northfleet Riverside public consultation

 The Grove Road area in Northfleet, Gravesend, once solely a location for heavy industry, was identified as suitable for new housing in Gravesham Council’s Local Plan.  Ebbsfleet Development Corporation is working with Gravesham Council and Kent County Council to bring this change forward and create new homes for local residents.

The first step is to agree a masterplan for the area. The EDC has been working with partners to create this. This work builds on the recent approval to build up to 530 new homes on Northfleet Embankment West and aims to help its delivery. The draft masterplan does not propose changes to the Hive or Wallis Park estates. However, it does seek to provide residents with better access to the riverfront, improved highway access to the area, new open space and closer links to the new homes proposed for the area.

The draft masterplan for the new riverside residential quarter includes up to 980 new homes, up to a third of which will be affordable housing, restaurants, employment space, new and improved roads, public transport, a new park and better access to the riverside.


The Ebbsfleet Development Corporation is now consulting on the draft masterplan to ensure it reflects the ideas and concerns of local residents.  The six week consultation will start on June 18  and close on July 30 2018. Information will be available here whilst residents and businesses are also invited to attend two key events, these are:-

Ebbsfleet United Football Club from 10am to 2pm, Saturday, June 23

Northfleet Veterans Club from 2pm to 8pm, Friday, July 13

The events will be staffed by Gravesham Borough Council, the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and consultants Arup. Everyone will be happy to talk to those who attend and discuss their ideas.

The following boards of the draft masterplan will be displayed at the events. You can click on them to see the full detail.


Your opinion matters and you can tell us what you think via the survey below in the first instance, below 


You can call  Janet Davies on 0303 4442699 or email

When the consultation process has finished the EDC will consider all of the written comments and amend the draft Master Plan.  The EDC will then continue to work to acquire or partner with the various land owners in the Grove Road area to deliver the masterplan.


You have the option to enter a prize draw to win a healthy food hamper by taking party in the survey. Terms and conditions for the competition are here