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English Heritage back Gravesend Heritage Quarter plans

PUBLISHED: 15:53 29 August 2012

English Heritage has backed changes to new designs for the Gravesend Heritage Quarter.

A letter from the conservation organisation outlines approval for the western and eastern quarters as well as St Andrew’s Gardens, saying it believes they “sufficiently safeguard the key significance of major heritage assets”.

Other changes it supports are the preservation of St George’s Church spire and the removal of one storey from each of the planned buildings.

The proposed town centre development includes new shops, restaurants, homes, a hotel and public spaces.

Richard Hughes, from developers Edinburgh House, said: “We’ve spent months working with local groups ... and believe that we have got the balance right with the new plans.”

The designs are available online at www.g-h-q.co.uk.

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