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Come along and meet the artists

You can have the chance to meet two artists recently commissioned to do work in Ashmere Gateway and Castile Hill south. Take a look at the proposals and hear all about these exciting projects.

Help us celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

During National Apprenticeship Week 2022, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, The Education People, Ebbsfleet Academy and Kent County Council are hosting an event for secondary aged young people and their parents/carers to discover the multitude of

Our Louise picks up two awards

Judges have a named a Mentor of the Year and Business Woman of the Year for 2021 - and she is an Ebbsfleet Development Corporation board member. Louise Hardy picked up the prestigious titles

I’ve managed to lose 12kg in 8 months

From the Get Active in Ebbsfleet website Despite joining the Get Active in Ebbsfleet challenge a couple of years ago, Jacqui didn’t fully engage with the BetterPoints app until lockdown occurred. Now, it is

Providing a boost for young people

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation was  proud to support 11 local young people with the Prince’s Trust’s Get Started with Construction programme this week. All are enthusiastic to start careers in the built environment and fully

Kent Property Market Report launched

Now in its 30th edition, the Kent Property Market Report provides an invaluable insight and analysis of the performance of the area’s property by sector and the key projects supporting the county’s growth and

Pictures from our Summer Gathering

Here is a selection of pictures from our recent Summer Gathering Event that was held in Ebbsfleet Garden City. The event was staged at the park in Castle Hill and proved to be hit

Consultation on new walking and cycling routes

An  early consultation is being held on walking and cycling improvement schemes across Ebbsfleet, Greenhithe and Northfleet. These schemes form part of the Green Corridors Programme. They seek to provide high-quality, connected routes to

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Cloud9 Festival was a huge success

The Cloud9 Festival staged at the weekend was a roaring success. Through a partnership with The Grand Healthy Living Centre, CLOUD 9 supports us for our planned Health & Wellbeing Hub at Ebbsfleet Central.  The Cloud9 Festival

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New show home set to be unveiled at Ashmere

Countryside will soon be unveiling its new show home at Ashmere In a joint  venture development with Clarion Housing Group and following  a successful sales launch – with the first release of homes now

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Art school for the summer

A summer school will run at Ebbsfleet Garden City's latest primary school. Springhead Park Primary will host an arts summer school throughout most of August. It is open to anyone aged 5 to 11

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First Time Parents Group to start

A new  First Time Parents Group starts soon at the Castle Hill Community Centre. The group will meet for a  six week course next week and it has  just a couple of spaces left

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New pharmacy has set opening date

The new pharmacy at Castle Hill Local Centre has announced the date it will open. Delmergate Pharmacy will open on July 23 at Unit 4 and doors will open at 9am. The flyer for

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We want to understand local business needs

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has recently launched a business survey so we can better understand the needs of local businesses and how to support local residents with work opportunities. If you're a local employer (big

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Luke has a satisfying win

Our winner from our Resident Satisfaction Survey prize draw has been named. Luke Cross is a Castle Hill resident in Ebbsfleet Garden City.  Our second winner was from Greenhithe. Luke get a £100

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Redrow consults on Alkerden South plan

Redrow Homes is now consulting on the proposed residential development for approximately 230 homes at Alkerden South, part of Alkerden Village. A planning application will be submitted later in the Spring, and Redrow is

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Significant step towards new riverside park

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has taken a significant step toward its plans to create a new riverside park for Ebbsfleet Garden City. The EDC Board has approved an investment of almost £3 million as a

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Kids ideas wanted for new play park

Bellway which is building new homes in Ebbsfleet Garden City has launched a competition for kids to design a new playground. Take look at the competition by clicking on the image below   And

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New bus service is taken for a spin

Arriva Click began a new DRT (Demand Responsive Transport) venture on Monday thanks to funding provided by house builders Redrow and Henley Camsland who, along with others, are slowly transforming Ebbsfleet’s former massive chalk

Successful years as planning chair

Sandra Fryer stands down as a non-executive member of the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation board at the end of November, following completion of a successful three year term. Sandra has championed a focus on place

New job opportunities on the way

MAC Projects International have been nominated as the labour supplier to the upcoming  site for HMRC in Ebbsfleet. As a result, we are looking to recruit approx  140 staff for a minimum period of

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Problem flagged up, problem solved

A house developer has stepped in to repair a flagpole. When Bellway Homes heard that the pole in Swanscombe needed a repair as a flag could not be hoisted they sprang into action. The

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Consultation on new riverside quarter

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation is going out to a second round of consultation as it works to create new links to a riverside residential quarter near Ebbsfleet United football club. Two years ago,  the corporation

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Life under the lockdown – survey results

What was life like for you under lockdown? From 27th May to 6th June 2020, we asked local residents,what life was like for you during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, living in Ebbsfleet Garden City.

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Our Springhead Bridge is a winnner

We are delighted to announce that our Springhead Bridge Project has been named ‘Civils Project of the Year’ at the SECBE Constructing Excellence Awards. Read the story here

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Check out what’s happening in July

Take a look at what's happening in and around Ebbsfleet Garden City in July. Develop, your gardening skills, have a game of tennis or take part in an online quiz. See below for details.

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Building again in Ebbsfleet Garden City

After a pause in work during the lockdown period, house building has started again in Ebbsfleet Garden City. All the developers working here are back on site and building again, whilst adhering to government

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Living in the lockdown

We're looking for your video diaries during the lockdown to form part of a documentary we're making about life in Ebbsfleet Garden City. Maybe you are learning a new skill, or want to to

A helping hand for community activity

During this period of restrictions on movement we are open to supporting community based initiatives that enable and encourage participation in activities that meet the current rules on movement and social distancing. This could

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Coronavirus advice from your local authority

Dartford and Gravesham Councils are both offering  advice to people about the unprecedented time we find ourselves in with coronavirus. To see what Dartford Council is saying head here  And for Gravesham Council's advice

Jobs fair held in Ebbsfleet Garden City

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation helped stage a jobs fair for students and members of the public. Companies at the event included Erith Earthworks, Countryside Properties, Balfour Beatty, Ebbsfleet International/HS1 and Barton Willmore,  SE Local

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Get ready for our Winter Gathering

Following the success of our Gathering event last year, we have a Winter Gathering date for your diary. With magical illuminations, live entertainment and the chance to sample local food and drink, you won't

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Springhead Bridge is an award winner

Our Springhead Bridge project has been awarded Bronze in the Building and Construction category at the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice 2019. The ceremony, held at the Houses of Parliament on 25th

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Google is coming to Ebbsfleet Garden City

Don't miss web giants Google and their skills provider, Upskill Digital, as they host an innovative Digital Garage event at Ebbsfleet Academy. On Monday 16th December, Google's expert trainers are coming to Ebbsfleet Garden

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Springhead Bridge newsletter is out

The latest issue of the Balfour Beatty newsletter is out. Balfour Beatty is building our Springhead Bridge and is keeping residents informed of the latest progress.

Huge tour race comes to Ebbsfleet

Cyclopark will stage OVO Energy Women’s Tour this June as it hosts the race’s first-ever Kent stage. Te world’s best riders will tackle a 62.5-kilometre (25-lap) kermesse around the circuit on Tuesday 11 June

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New Ebbsfleet Garden City homes to be launched

Bellway is launching its new Ebbsfleet Garden City homes this weekend. A walk-in exhibition event, will take place at The Intercontinental O2, 1 Waterview Drive, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0TW on Friday 17th May,

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Springhead Bridge receives exceptional status

Our  flagship Springhead Bridge project has scored 44/50 at the latest Considerate Constructors Scheme Audit. The scheme’s aim is to promote best practice in construction and scores construction sites in five areas: appearance, community,

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Lighting up Ebbsfleet Garden City

Teams of electricity engineers have started work to install new equipment which will help unlock the economic growth of Ebbsfleet Garden City. UK Power Networks is delivering 77 megawatts of power to light up

Ebbsfleet Garden City winner goes global

The winner of Ebbsfleet Garden City's landscape competition has been shortlisted for another award on an international level. HALO, (Hives, Arcs, Links, Organics) was an idea for a series  of islands that would all

Redrow South East HQ moves to Ebbsfleet Garden City

Redrow’s leading South East division has relocated to the housebuilder’s flagship Ebbsfleet Green development. The new office, Redrow House, was officially opened by departing Redrow Chairman, Steve Morgan. The South East division was set-up

The seven major parks of Ebbsfleet Garden City

Did you know we are planning seven major parks for Ebbsfleet Garden City? You can see their locations in this drone footage. This video has no speech and shows the location

Whitstable Biennale comes to Ebbsfleet Garden City

[envira-gallery id="8116"] See the pictures from this week when Whitstable Biennale visited Ebbsfleet Garden City and read about what happened here below.

Edible garden launched in Greenhithe

A new edible garden is set to grow in the grounds of St. Mary, Greenhithe, with construction of its first raised bed marking the project’s launch this week. The project is being funded through

Ebbsfleet Garden City three years on

By Ian Piper, Chief Executive, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation  It’s been three years since the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation was set up and when people ask what’s happened in that time it’s very easy to show

Ebbsfleet Garden City is hot property

Ebbsfleet Garden City has been rated as one of the best property hotspots outside London. Totally Money looked at average house price, length of commute time into London by train, the cost of a

New board member for Ebbsfleet Garden City

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation's board has appointed a new member. Sandra Fryer  is a planning and regeneration director who has worked mainly in the public sector. In 2005, after many years leading regeneration in Bristol,

Sir John visits Ebbsfleet Garden City

Sir John Armitt paid a visit to Ebbsfleet Garden City shortly after it was announced in the budget that he was the new chairman of Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission. Sir John made the

Ebbsfleet Garden City has its 700th home

The 700th home at Ebbsfleet Garden City has been completed. Ebbsfleet Development Corporation said there are now 703 properties complete, including 102 at Redrow’s Ebbsfleet Green site and 334 by Countryside properties at Springhead

Ebbsfleet Garden City’s first pub opens

Ebbsfleet Garden City’s first pub opens its doors today (September 4) The 220-cover Marston's pub, called Spring River,  is on Redrow’s 950-home development which is currently under construction, just off the A2 at Ebbsfleet

Opening date for new Ebbsfleet Garden City pub

Ebbsfleet Garden City's first pub, the Spring River, opens its doors next month. The Marston's pub opens at 11.30am on September 4, just months after it was given permission by Ebbsfleet Development Corporation's planning

Be a part of Ebbsfleet Garden City

If you are a business in Ebbsfleet Garden City and want to use our new logo you can get in touch. The logo is already being adopted by our major house builders on sites

Approval given to major Bluewater expansion

Bluewater Shopping Centre is set to undergo a major redevelopment that will bring more than 2,000 jobs with it. Planning permission was granted to extend the West village section of the shopping centre from

Ebbsfleet Garden City has a winning location

Ebbsfleet Garden City's combination of good road and rail links, nearby countryside and access to the sea appears to be a winning combination. Its high-speed trains take commuters to London’s Stratford International for Tubes

A2 improvement plans on display

Highways England carried out  a series of public information events on its A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet Junction improvement plan. In line with the Department for Transport’s ‘Road Investment Strategy for the 2015-2020 road period’, Highways

Ebbsfleet Garden City Christmas Fayre

  Don't miss the Ebbsfleet Garden City Christmas Fayre on December 18. There'll be plenty of fun for all the family, including a Castle Hill version of Bake Off! The fun starts at mid-day.

Eastern Quarry planning application event

The developers of Eastern Quarry are preparing to submit a planning application to make what are known as ‘minor material amendments’ to the existing planning permission for the whole site. The proposals involve alterations to the layout and distribution of the

Join our Garden City Open Days

We want to tell you about the future of the Garden City and we're taking our vision on the road. Come and join us at any one of our events throughout October, talk to EDC staff

New Redrow HQ comes to Ebbsfleet Garden City

Redrow Homes has secured planning consent to build a brand new headquarters for its South East division at the flagship Ebbsfleet Garden City in Kent. Approval of proposals for the two storey office space further

Launch for Ebbsfleet Garden City magazine

The first issue of Ebbsfleet Garden City magazine will be launched at Minerva House on Montague Close on 22 September. The event, hosted at the Winckworth Sherwood offices from 5-7pm, will be attended by

Seeing real progress in Ebbsfleet Garden City

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation's Board took a tour of the Garden City to see the latest progress being made. They met with developers and saw sites around the Garden City including: Ebbsfleet Green where Redrow

Send us your Garden City pictures

We want to see your pictures from the Garden City. Have you been out and about and captured something interesting? Or have you been to an event? Whatever the picture, we'd like to see

Planners discuss Garden City design

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation's planning team and its planning committee has held its first Garden City design workshop. The team and the committee looked at examples of good and bad design from around the world

New Garden City homes available this summer

The latest set of new homes at Ebbsfleet Garden City will become available to buyers this summer. Developer Countryside is currently building 123 new homes in Springhead Park, Ebbsfleet Valley. A quarter of the

Garden City is a Healthy New Town

Ten new housing developments in England including the Garden City are to be built with healthy living in mind, under an NHS scheme. Clinicians, designers and technology experts will work together to create the

A city of the future

Help us build the city of the future. That’s the message to the people of Dartford and Gravesend from the team behind Ebbsfleet Garden City. See the story here

£310 million announced for Garden City

Chancellor George Osborne attempted to galvanise reluctant house builders into delivering more homes with a £6.9bn package of measures. Critically the affordable housing package in the combined Autumn Statement and Spending Review includes cash

New Garden City for Ebbsfleet is announced

A garden city with an initial 15,000 homes will be built at Ebbsfleet in Kent, George Osborne has announced. The chancellor told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show the site was chosen because there was "fantastic"