Henley submits plans for Ebbsfleet centre after securing deal with supermarket chain

By May 6, 2022May 12th, 2022Henley Investments, REACT News

Plans for the first phase include a supermarket, nursery, gym and new affordable homes

Henley Investments has submitted a planning application for the first phase of the mixed-use centre at Ebbsfleet Garden City, React News can reveal.

As part of the plans, Morrisons has entered into an agreement that will see it enter into a 20-year lease for a new 30,000 sq ft supermarket. In addition to the store, the proposals include 81 affordable homes, a nursery, gym and new public realm.

The first phase will have an end value of £32m, while the whole district centre will be worth £150m.

Warwick Hunter, MD for development and asset management at Henley, said:

This is a fantastic achievement by the team, to unlock the complex district centre and to secure Morrisons at Ebbsfleet will be a major boost to the area. This element of the masterplan will provide the social heart to the place. Henley is now bringing forward a state-of-the-art community hub building, a new high street and over 500 residential dwellings as part of the district centre.

Peter Nelson, project director for master developer and land owner, Henley Camland, added:

We see this as being the catalyst for subsequent delivery of the High St and wider Market Centre in Alkerden village. This will underpin the heart of the Whitecliffe Development, which will further enhance the amenities already available for existing and future residents.

As master developer of the entire quarry site, Henley Camland is enabling the development of over 6,000 homes and a 1,200 pupil education campus.

The latest news follows on from the announcement last year of a series of deals at Whitecliffe, Ebbsfleet Garden City, including 1,000 housing plots to three national housing developers.