Quinn Estates granted approval for final phase of Eddington Park

Quinn Estates have been given the go-ahead to start the final phase of Eddington Park, that will complete the transformation of the former Herne Bay golf club into an exciting new community.

Canterbury City Council’s planning committee met on Tuesday (2/4) to discuss the last part of a mixed-use development that has already seen more than £4 million invested in the area, including a permanent new home for Herne Bay Hockey Club.

Members of the committee unanimously followed officer’s recommendations in approving two applications that will result in 97 new homes, over 1,179 sqm of new office space, a new public house and 372 sqm of retail space.

Mark Quinn, CEO and Chairman, Quinn Estates, commented:

“Over the past four years, we have been delivering a vital mixed-use development that brings regeneration, new homes and some of the country’s best sporting facilities to the area.

“The site has secured nearly £9million of S106 contributions of which over £4 million has already been paid to date, delivering 172 affordable homes. All-weather sports pitches, now in place, are being used on an almost daily basis by local children and adults.

“Our willingness to go beyond what is required, not least with the Herne Bay Sports Hub, has enabled this development to deliver fantastic benefits to the local community. It is something we are immensely proud of.

“The two applications approved on Tuesday collectively complete the wider development through a range of apartments and houses, a pub/restaurant, office and retail while also retaining a level of green space over and above that required within the City’s local plan.

“The whole scheme has been designed, in collaboration with Redrow, to create what will be – once complete – an outstanding development and example of how through working collectively and providing significant community gain, development can be a force for good.”