Henley Developments secures approval for affordable homes and Morrisons supermarket at Ebbsfleet

Henley Developments, part of Henley Investment Management the international investment and fund management firm, in a joint venture with Erith Contractors has secured approval on the first phase of its district centre, providing vital community amenities at Alkerden Village, Ebbsfleet.

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation’s planning committee granted approval for the delivery of a Morrisons supermarket, a gym, nursery, neighbourhood green and 83 affordable homes, a mix of affordable rent and shared ownership. The latest planning permission is an important step forward in delivering a mixed-use scheme at Alkerden Village, with the scheme featuring approximately 1,700 homes and forming part of the transformation of the c. 660-acre former quarry within the wider Ebbsfleet Garden City.

The new Morrisons store is set to provide an estimated 80-107 local jobs, including several managerial roles and 49 full time roles. In addition, the gym and nursery are anticipated to provide up to 20 jobs.

Warwick Hunter, Managing Director Development and Head of ESG at Henley Developments, said,

“It is fantastic to have secured approval for the first phase of the district centre at Alkerden Village. The new Morrisons supermarket will provide all residents with a convenient local shop, and alongside the gym, nursery and neighbourhood green will become the heart of the scheme and deliver a sense of place for the local community. The 83-affordable homes will provide a range of homes for the community and help local people onto the housing ladder. We look forward to commencing construction on site shortly.”

Declan Cogley, Earthworks and Infrastructure Operations Director, Erith Contractors, said,

“We are pleased to have planning approval to commence with construction of the district centre at Alkerden Village, providing essential shops and amenities for the local community. We look forward to continuing our positive working relationship with Henley Developments and Camland Projects as we deliver this mixed-use scheme.”

Henley Investment Management in a joint venture with Camland Projects is master developer of the 660-acre site. Consisting of three villages, Alkerden, Ashmere and Castle Hill, ‘Henley Camland’ is delivering enabling works and supporting infrastructure across the site, facilitating the delivery of 6,250 homes in total.