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Two new town centre developments given the go ahead in Medway

Medway residents are set to benefit from more high quality new homes in two of the area’s town centres.

Council land in Chatham and Gillingham will be redeveloped to provide much needed new homes for local people, including affordable accommodation.

Medway Council’s Planning Committee met on Wednesday, 20 March and unanimously approved proposals for developments at Chatham Waterfront and Britton Farm.

Chatham Waterfront’s Globe Lane car park will provide 175 new apartments, as well as commercial space on the ground floor for businesses such as cafes and restaurants.

The development, being delivered by Medway Development Company, supports the ongoing work to regenerate and revitalise Chatham. The new homes provide another opportunity for residents to enjoy waterfront living – the apartments will sit next to the River Medway with views across Chatham, Rochester and Strood. The site will be in a fantastic location in the heart of Chatham and near the high street, with shops, two theatres and pubs on the doorstep.

The new apartments at Chatham Waterfront will also be walking distance from Chatham railway station, which is on the high speed line into London, and also next to the modern Waterfront bus station providing lots of options for commuters. The new development will also provide some parking for its residents, including electric charging points, as well as bicycle storage facilities.

Britton Farm, behind Gillingham High Street, will be developed to provide new opportunities for Medway residents and businesses. The Planning Committee agreed for the open air car park to be transformed into 44 apartments. There are also plans, subject to planning permission, to redevelop the vacant building for commercial use. It is proposed to convert the former supermarket into office space.