A High Court Judge today ruled in favour of Gravesham Borough Council’s planning processes, enabling the £120m regeneration for Gravesend Town Centre’s Heritage Quarter to go ahead.
The case, which saw local residents’ group challenge the council’s decision making process, added a one year delay to the regeneration project.
Following confirmation of the Gravesend Heritage Quarter’s Section 106 Agreement from the Gravesham Borough Council, dates for the regeneration project have been altered respectively.
The provisional dates will see:
An additional £6.6m investment for local infrastructure and community benefits has been confirmed in the Heritage Quarter development’s Section 106 Agreement. This is in addition to the proposed
Since planning permission was granted in April last year there has been substantial work done on the project such as the legal agreements for the land and the development process.
We have and continue to work closely with Gravesham Borough Council and other public sector organisations on the Section 106 Agreement which will see many benefits for
The plans to redevelop part of Gravesend town centre were granted permission by Gravesham Borough Council at the end of April 2013, subject to a Section 106 legal agreement.
The development will be built in phases so to minimise the disruption to the town centre.
This will begin with the Eastern Quarter (area behind the indoor market, currently
Major retail brands have expressed an interest in basing themselves in Gravesend Heritage Quarter should the plans be approved.
Discussions about moving to Gravesend have taken place, with representatives of many of the High Street brands saying they would be interested should the Heritage Quarter plans be approved.
James Neathercoat of Estama property
More than 200 letters of support have been lodged with Gravesham Borough Council so far for the proposed plans for the Heritage Quarter development.
The letters demonstrate the strength of public opinion on the scheme and the need for regeneration in the town. The last ‘major development plan’ in the borough saw just three letters of support lodged
Local businesses in their droves have been registering their interest for potential tenders with the Heritage Quarter development.
So far 50 businesses from Gravesham and the surrounding area have registered their interest with others expressing an interest via Gravesham’s networking events.
The online ‘sign-up’ is designed
Students at North West Kent College met with Edinburgh House representatives last week, welcoming their plans for training and apprenticeships in Gravesend via the Heritage Quarter plans.
Edinburgh House plan to run a training programme for young people in the borough, working with the contractors they employ to build and manage the development.
Edinburgh House met with Groundwork, the environmental charity, in Gravesend last week to discuss a possible working-partnership with the Heritage Quarter project.
Together they will explore the option of Groundwork running the proposed community centre in the Western Quarter and maintaining St Andrew’s Gardens (should the plans be approved by Gravesham
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