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New stadium plans announced for the Fleet

Ebbsfleet United Football Club, in partnership with Landmarque Property Group, is excited to announce plans for a new waterfront neighbourhood with a new stadium at its heart.

The emerging plans are for a c.40-acre brownfield site located in Ebbsfleet, close to Northfleet’s historic harbour and the river. Its redevelopment will bring up to 3,000 new jobs in the retail, leisure and service sectors, including apprenticeships during construction and end use employment opportunities, providing a real boost to the local economy. The plans will also secure the long-term future of the club by building a new multi-purpose 8,000 capacity stadium.

The vision is to design a new and vibrant neighbourhood with new homes, shops, cafes, offices, medical servicesand community venues. There will be over 3kms of new pedestrian and cycle links through the community and along the Thames improving connectivity to Gravesham town centre, and publicly accessible green spaces across the site.

This unique opportunity will consider the sites natural waterfront position and diverse cultural heritage, creating a place for everyone and attracting new visitors to the area.

A spokesperson from the Northfleet Harbourside said:

“We are pleased to be bringing forward this exciting proposal in Gravesham, with a new stadium for Ebbsfleet FC at the heart of the new neighbourhood.

Stonebridge Road Stadium is a special place for the club and its supporters, and as such we need to continue investing in its facilities to not only ensure we comply with modern safety regulations, but to also secure the long-term future of the club. The new venue will provide best in class public amenity, catering and tiered seating for the club supporters, alongside wider community benefits including a new sports medical facility.

We are excited about our plans for Northfleet and look forward to meeting with residents, businesses and the wider community to discuss our proposals.”

Consultation is planned for this summer when initial plans for the regeneration of the site will be shared with the community. Residents will have the opportunity to share their ideas through interactive workshops to be held at the Football stadium.

Following consultation and the development of the proposals, an outline planning application is likely to be submitted at the end of this year to Gravesham Borough Council.

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Ed Miller

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Ed Miller has been Ebbsfleet United's communications manager and programme editor since 2014 and responsible for the club website since 2007. Contact him on ed.miller@eufc.co.uk

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