Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Northfleet to be demolished

Demolition is set to begin at a 200-year-old industrial site as plans to turn it into a housing development press ahead.

SEEDA (South East England Development Agency), a government-funded organisation responsible for regeneration, will start the 30-week demolition of Northfleet Embankment. The majority of the disused industrial buildings on the derelict 40 acre site will be demolished, although some in the west and north will remain for redevelopment.

SEEDA proposes to create a housing development on the site, although no planning applications have been submitted yet.

A spokeswoman said: “Its closeness to Gravesend and Dartford makes the site a prime development location, just a mile away from the new international station at Ebbsfleet.”

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