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Millions to be pumped into pedestrian and cycle links at Ebbsfleet Garden City

PUBLISHED: 16:09 31 October 2016 | UPDATED: 16:09 31 October 2016

Ebbsfleet Garden City is pushing forward

Ebbsfleet Garden City is pushing forward

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The improvements aim to connect communities

A busy pedestrian bridge in Northfleet is set to be replaced as part of a multi-million pound development at Ebbsfleet Garden City.

The bridge at Church Path Pit is expected to be replaced with a wider, modern bridge under plans to connect communities surrounding the development.

Developers replacing the 60ft high bridge which links the Seven Avenues to Northfleet High Street will hear the public’s ideas for designs.

New cycling and pedestrian routes between Northfleet and Ebbsfleet International Station are also expected to take place, as well as improvements to the path from Granby Road to the riverside.

The connections come as developers try to build around 15,000 homes at the garden city over the coming years.

No Walls Gardens, a community interest company in Northfleet, has already had volunteers improving the routes either side of the bridge.

“We’ve been working very closely with Ebbsfleet Development Corporation since it was set up and we’re pleased that Northfleet and in particular, the church path put bridge, will now see some enormous benefits” commented director Gary May.

“That bridge is a lifeline to many but in its current state can be a daunting experience for local people. To have it replaced will be fantastic and for the community to have their say on how it could look is an added bonus.”

What do you think? Let us know at luke.may@archant.co.uk.

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