The team behind Northfleet Harbourside, the new Gravesham neighbourhood with a brand-new stadium for Ebbsfleet United Football Club at its heart, has now submitted the outline planning application to Gravesham Borough Council.
The submission follows a wide-ranging series of briefings with football supporters, local councillors and groups and two rounds of consultation events from July to September, where the proposals were shared with members of the public. These events provided residents with an opportunity to view the plans, meet members of the project team and ask questions about the proposals.
The proposals will also bring up to 3,000 new jobs in the retail, leisure and service sectors, including apprenticeships during construction and end use employment opportunities, providing a real boost to the local economy.
Northfleet Harbourside, which is jointly proposed by Landmarque Property Group and Ebbsfleet United Football Club, will deliver shops, cafes, medical services, offices, new homes and community venues – with the new multi-purpose 8,000 capacity stadium for the football club as the centrepiece of the masterplan.
A spokesperson from the Northfleet Harbourside said:
“We are delighted to have submitted our outline planning application to Gravesham Borough Council. Since we announced the proposals in July, we have been encouraged by the feedback and involvement from residents and Gravesham stakeholders. We would like to thank everyone for the feedback provided to date.
Northfleet Harbourside is for Gravesham. Our vision is to build a new stadium for EUFC and its supporters, investing in its facilities and securing the long-term future of the club. This will be accompanied by wider community benefits for all creating a place for everyone to be proud of and enjoy”
Once the submitted application has been validated by Gravesham Borough Council, the borough will then carry out its own consultation on the application.
You can learn more about the proposals by visiting the project website www.NorthfleetHarbourside.co.uk.