On a development of this scale, planning applications are submitted on a regular basis by Henley Camland or by the housing developers as they build their phases.  Details of the applications going through the planning process will be posted on this page and on Ebbsfleet Development Corporation's (EDC) planning portal here. EDC reviews all applications.

Consultation on The Hub and Phase 4 at Alkerden

Consultation is now taking place for The Hub at Alkerden and Phase 4 homes.  The Hub will be the focal point for social, cultural and community life in Whitecliffe.  Give your feedback or find more information at


Redrow consults on Phase 8, Alkerden South 

Redrow is pleased to present proposals for the next phase of development at Parcel 8 in Alkerden South.  The proposals are for circa 160 apartments with landscaped amenity areas.

Consultation will run from Friday 21 July-Friday 11 August 2023.

Redrow would welcome your comments at:

Consultation Underway on The Major Urban Park 

Running through the centre of Whitecliffe is the proposed Major Urban Park, which will provide a central public space for the residents of Ebbsfleet Garden City. Consultation is underway with details on this leaflet….Your views will inform the planning submission later this year.  Do have your say here:

Chartway Group consultation – Alkerden Village 

Public consultation for Chartway Partnerships Group’s housing development in Alkerden Village is now open. The next phase in partnership with Henley Camland, is a proposed scheme for approximately 160 new homes, including a range of houses and apartments and affordable housing to meet the Council’s planning policy requirements.

Visit to view the emerging plans, feedback on the scheme proposals and register an interest for future updates as the scheme progresses over the coming months.

Closing date for feedback is 31 March 2023.

Chartway Partnerships Group is a leading South-East England house builder and developer with national asset management capabilities. We specialise in the development of new homes and communities in partnership with Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Investment Managers to provide new homes for everyone.

Redrow Homes – Alkerden South Parcel 2 Consultation 


Redrow Homes (South East) is looking for feedback from local residents and stakeholders, ahead of submitting a Reserved Matters Planning Application for Parcel 2 in Alkerden South. 

The consultation period is now open until Friday 24 February 2023 and your views would be appreciated.  Please click here for more info:

Want to help imagine a new City?

15-21y? Living in or near Ebbsfleet?

Join a new Ebbsfleet Design Group with weekly sessions starting Wednesday 1 February 2023.

  • Take part in creative workshops with professional artists and designers
  • Meet and collaborate with other young people interested in art and design
  • Learn new skills
  • Help design the new garden city in Ebbsfleet
  • Come on site visits exploring a city under construction
  • Get careers advice from professionals in the creative industries

Apply now on

Deadline: 18 January 2023

Please note that to apply, you need to be between 15-21y and live in or near Ebbsfleet (including Dartford, Greenhithe, Swanscombe, Northfleet and Gravesend).

Ebbsfleet Design Group is led by artist Harun Morrison and is part of Cement Fields’ three-year project This Must Be the Place working with local young people. Cement Fields is a visual art organisation working collaboratively with artists and communities along the Thames Estuary, from Dartford to Whitstable. This Must Be the Place is funded by Arts Council England and supported by Ebbsfleet Development Corporation.

Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 (Doors open 4pm)

Sessions are free to attend with refreshments and travel costs provided.

Venue: Church Road Hall, Church Road, Swanscombe, Kent, DA10 0HF/Swanscombe

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Castle Hill South – Lakeside Public Art Proposals

Flea Folly Architects have recently been appointed to produce two lakeside commissions for Castle Hill South.

Titled 'The Ghost Follies of Castle Hill' their ideas draw on the theme 'In the Woods' and the communities' response for artworks to:

  • Be in harmony with natural landscape/habitat
  • Connections to the water
  • Community meeting place
  • Events/performance space
  • Storytelling – personal narratives and new mythologies

FleaFollyArchitects propose two structures which are inspired in their pavilion-like structure, in form, from the timber castle keep that may have sat atop the nearby motte at Sweyns Camp.

We welcome your suggestions and views which will further inform FleaFolly Architects' designs.  The consultation will run from 25 March-8 April 2022.

Have your say here:

Ashmere Gateway Artwork

Alkerden Hub Consultation

Henley Camland and Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (EDC) are holding two consultation events – one in person and one online – to understand what facilities and activities the community would like to see in the new Alkerden Hub building and to gather feedback on the latest design proposal.

Public consultation will run from 16 October to 15 November 2021.

You can find out more details and also leave your feedback online at:
Email to
Instagram @alkerdenhub
Facebook @alkerdenhubwhitecliffe

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A New Centre for the Garden Village

At the heart of the emerging Alkerden village is a new market centre which will provide commercial, retail and community facilities as well as new homes.  

As we deliver our plans for the market centre, we want to ensure they continue to reflect the views of the local people.  

We held an initial consultation period in December 2020, where we gathered the thoughts of local stakeholders via an online survey.  Thank you to everyone who submitted their thoughts.  This feedback has been taken on board and will inform the emerging designs.

On Thursday 10 June 2021, we will hosting an online virtual consultation event from 5.30 pm until 7 pm.  It will be the opportunity to hear the latest about Alkerden Market Centre and get your questions answered by live panellists working on the project.    

Learn more about the event or register to attend here:

The engagement will be recorded and published, so if you are unable to attend you can watch via the link above at a later date.

Ashmere Phase 2 Plans – Have your say

This consultation information has been prepared to provide information and seek comments on Countryside Clarion (Eastern Quarry) LLP's detailed reserved matters proposals for Phase 2 of Ashmere in Eastern Quarry.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have had to undertake this consultation virtually. You will find enclosed details of the proposed scheme as well as plans and visual impressions.

We hope this exhibition gives you the opportunity to understand our proposal and provides an opportunity for your comments. Your feedback will help us shape the scheme proposals and inform a future application submission to Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (EDC). It is intended that the application will be formally submitted to EDC shortly.

Link to consultation information here

Have your say here:

Public Art Proposals – Have your say

Be part of the development of the incredible Artworks being designed for Whitecliffe's entrances.  Proposals by acclaimed visual artist Jessica Lloyd-Jones were chosen by the community in Sept 2020 to define the entrances to Whitecliffe. 

Jessica has now produced this video  sharing her inspiration for the pieces and the unique geology of Whitecliffe that inspired its name.  The video shares how you can take part in an art activity.  We would also welcome your suggestions on what light colours the artworks should be on special festivals and days e.g Valentines Day, Xmas Day.   Send your thoughts, comments, artworks  to by 28 Feb 2021 in order to influence the final pieces. 

Please forward jpg images of your artwork projects, as we will try to share as many as possible on   This page will be regularly updated with progress and ways to get involved as various artworks for each village are being thought about, chosen, and created.   


Alkerden Market Centre Consultation

We are delighted to share the website for Alkerden Market Centre:

Henley Investments is at an exciting stage in the development of Whitecliffe (formerly Eastern Quarry) and is currently looking to develop ideas for the look and feel of the new high street and supermarket which is due to open in late 2023.

The consultation is at an early stage of evolving ideas for the space, and offers local residents and businesses the opportunity to share their views which will further inform the emerging designs.  

Share your views here:

The consultation will run until the end of January 2021.


Redrow Consultation on Alkerden South underway

Redrow Homes (South East) is running an online consultation on a proposed residential development for approximately 230 homes at Alkerden South, a part of Alkerden Village.

A planning application will be submitted later in the Spring, and Redrow is inviting feedback on the proposals to help inform the final design.

The consultation will run from Friday 9 April for three weeks, closing on Friday 30 April 2021.

The consultation can be viewed via the following link:

Alkerden Gateway Consultation

Alkerden Gateway is a custom build community consisting of 67 homes, including 17 affordable homes, designed by award winning Architect BPTW. We are excited to develop a characterful, bespoke neighbourhood and a vibrant place to live within Ebbsfleet Garden City.
Prior to submitting the planning application for Alkerden Gateway, Westerhill Homes are looking to engage with local residents, businesses and stakeholders to ensure their views inform our final proposals. The pre-application engagement will run until 31 January 2021, so now is the time to share your views.
View a copy of the press release here