Long-awaited community facilities finally coming to Ebbsfleet Garden City

Residents of Ebbsfleet Garden City in Kent are delighted to hear that long-promised community facilities will finally be coming to their area. The plans, which were first proposed over a decade ago, have been met with enthusiasm and excitement by the community.

Ebbsfleet Garden City, one of the UK’s largest and fastest regeneration projects, aims to deliver 15,000 new homes by 2035 in the area between Dartford and Gravesend. The latest addition to the development, known as The Hub, is set to be a focal point for social, cultural, and community life in Whitecliffe, a village within the garden city.

The plans for The Hub include a lifelong learning center, co-working space, police drop-in center, and health facility. These amenities have been eagerly awaited by residents, who feel that they were promised them when they first moved to the area. With the challenges of the past year due to COVID-19, the progress on these facilities has been slowed, but now residents are thrilled to see them finally coming to fruition.

Jodie Keith, a mother of two who has lived in the area for seven years, expressed her excitement for the new community library, which will be a much-needed addition for the neighborhood. She also hopes to see a gym added to the plans, as many of her neighbors have expressed a desire for one. Another resident, who wished to remain anonymous, shared their enthusiasm for the co-working space and health facilities, stating that it will be great to have a central location for the community to gather and integrate.

Local council members have also welcomed the plans, with the Labour leader Jonathon Hawkes stating that more discussion needs to take place to ensure that the facilities meet the needs of the community. He is particularly keen to see a GP surgery included in the health facility.

The plans for The Hub are open to adaptation and new ideas, with the project architect Andrew Enerva encouraging residents to share their thoughts and suggestions. If approved, construction is expected to start later this year or early 2025, with a completion date of 2027.

With the addition of The Hub, Ebbsfleet Garden City is continuing to grow and offer its residents a thriving community with access to essential services and amenities.

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