Huge Swanscombe plans given green light by Dartford Council

PUBLISHED: 12:38 09 August 2013 | UPDATED: 12:38 09 August 2013

The first phase of plans to build 6,000 homes in Swanscombe was given the green light by Dartford Council last night (August 8).

Outline planning permission to build three villages with more than 6,000 houses and apartments, three primary schools and a secondary school in the Eastern Quarry in Swanscombe were originally granted almost six years ago.

Work is set to begin on the project after detailed plans to build 150 houses were approved by the council’s development control board last Thursday (8).

Phase one of the development is broken down into 81 three-bed and 69 four-bed houses on land to the he west of Southfleet Road, Swanscombe, and south of Keary Road.

The quarry, based between Ebbsfleet and Bluewater, has been closed to the public due to safety for around 100 years.

The main hub of the development, the market centre will feature three million square feet of offices, shops and leisure and community facilities, which Land Securities believes will create up to 10,000 jobs.

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