Government Approves £650m Chatham Docks Scheme
Construction work on the Peel Group’s project is scheduled to start next year, paving the way for jobs in the building sector and giving ‘a real economic boost’ to the region.
Leader of Medway Council, Cllr Rodney Chambers, said: “This is a major step forward for the regeneration of Medway and is a clear indication of how the area is growing and continuing to attract significant investment from developers and businesses.
“Not only will it create thousands of jobs for residents in the near future, but it will provide opportunities for future growth and unrivalled facilities for residents and visitors alike to enjoy and benefit from.”
The major development will build hundreds of new homes, a hotel, a supermarket, office and retail space, as well as education and community facilities.
James Whittaker, Development Director at Peel said he was delighted the Government has approved outline plans for Chatham Waters.
Mr Whittaker said: “The plan will regenerate and breathe new life into a significant area of the dockland and give the region a real economic boost.
“We will now continue preparing detailed plans for the first phase and we hope to start building on the site next year.”
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