Peel Land & Property's outline planning application to transform 26 acres of brownfield land on part of Chatham Docks into an exciting £650 million mixed-use development has been given the green light by Medway Council.
The proposed Chatham Waters scheme will provide an employment-led mixed-use redevelopment of the site of approximately 1.9 million sq. ft. including a commercial heart incorporating office space, education facilities, an ‘EventCity’, and a hotel alongside apartments and townhouses, plus landscaped public areas and a foodstore. The development has the potential to create approximately 3,500 jobs.
The outline planning success follows two years of discussion with Medway Council and a public consulation in September 2011, where Peel showcased plans for the regeneration of the site and met with locals to gauge the public’s opinion. The 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.