Peel’s plans to transform a 26 acre site at Chatham Docks into an exciting £650 million development has been given the green light by Medway Council and is set to create almost 3,500 jobs.
Peel Land & Property’s outline planning application for Chatham Waters will transform the current brownfield site into an impressive mixed use development incorporating; offices, an education facility, an ‘EventCity’, hotel, apartments, town houses, food store as well as landscaped public areas.
James Whittaker, Development Director at Peel said, “We’re delighted that Medway Council has approved outline plans for ‘Chatham Waters’. It will regenerate and breathe new life into a significant area of the dockland and give the region a real economic boost. We will now evolve the plans further and continue to work with the Council and consult with the residents of Chatham to ensure we deliver a scheme the community is proud of. We will also start preparing detailed plans for the first phase and we hope to be start building on the site next year."
The outline planning success follows two years of discussion with Medway Council and a public consultation last year where Peel showcased their master plan and met with locals to gauge public opinion. Findings from the consultation revealed that 90% of those questioned were in support of the scheme and over 95% were assured it would give the area a huge boost.
Indigo Planning, Planit ie, Traffic Transport & Highway Consultancy and 5 Plus Architects are advising Peel on the scheme.