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.
Richard Hughes, GHQ Development Manager said, “We’ve always had complete faith in the processes the council and it’s officers took when considering the application and are very pleased that Judge Justice Ouseley has ruled in their favour.
“Now we can turn our full attention to the future of Gravesend
“We’re looking forward to starting work. GHQ will create more than 900 new jobs, up to 100 new apprenticeships in all sorts of trades and see significant improvements to the town centre. We aim for the new retail and leisure offer to attract shoppers back to the town.”
The Heritage Quarter development will see a significant investment in the town with up to 6 major new stores, 5 new quality restaurants, eco friendly homes, a re-landscaped public gardens and a new town square among the changes.