Ebbsfleet Garden City
Sitting on the banks of the River Thames, only 17 minutes from Kings Cross, Ebbsfleet is being planned to grow out of the chalk quarries and industrial heritage of northern Kent to become a healthy, happy new place to live, work, play and invest within.
Ebbsfleet is sponsored by Government to become the first ‘Garden City’ of the 21st Century, enabling ambition, quality and pace to planned development between Dartford and Gravesend. The Garden City benchmark is a commitment to build on the legacy of Ebenezer Howard’s original Garden Cities at Welwyn and Letchworth, and create a place founded on quality place-making, community building and sustainability, making long term arrangements for the care of public spaces and assets.
Ebbsfleet Development Corporation published the Ebbsfleet Implementation Framework in 2017. The Framework interprets the Garden City principles to promote health and wellbeing in the planning and design of development in the area. Ebbsfleet will also be shaped by its own distinct character, the needs and aspirations of local communities, the opportunities created by the unique landscape and quarrying heritage, the transport infrastructure and relationship with surrounding places.