Planning Resource magazine reports on the progress being made in Ebbsfleet Garden CIty.
As the government plans more Garden City towns and villages, experts have looked at Ebbsfleet as an example of how these projects can work at pace to deliver new homes.
It says: “The extent of the selected sites’ progress in part reflects how long they have benefited from garden city status. In Ebbsfleet, there has been a step change in progress. Development proposals dated back over a decade but there was little activity on the ground.
“The establishment of a development corporation in 2015 provided focus and structure and has borne fruit, with 600 homes having begun construction in the last 12 months.
“Multiple housebuilders are on site and reporting strong sales, and the first primary school is due to open in September. Having a dedicated and well-resourced delivery vehicle has been key.”