Ebbsfleet: Britain’s first new garden city
18th March 2014
Today, there are similarly ambitious hopes for Ebbsfleet. A Treasury source says: “The issue down there is not so much about getting planning permission, it’s about getting the money in. There is a massive brownfield site, but we need to pump some investment into the area.” Land Securities has had planning permission for more than seven years to build on a large area called East Quarry, but only one per cent of the houses it has permission to build have been constructed – 160 of a possible 15,000.