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Developers of a riverside regeneration project which could see the creation of 1,300 homes and 400 jobs are expected to unveil more details next month.

The plans, called Albion Waterside, aim to rejuvenate an area of Gravesend close to the canal basin and the Embankment Marina.

Joseph Homes are now asking for the public's opinion on the proposals. Picture: JPT/Joseph Homes
Joseph Homes are now asking for the public's opinion on the proposals. Picture: JPT/Joseph Homes

Development director for Joseph Homes, Craig Carson, hopes it will bring new opportunities to people and business in the area.

He said: "Joseph Homes is progressing with the evolution of their plans for the regeneration of Albion Waterside, and are keen to work closely with Gravesham Borough Council and the local community in bringing this site forward.

"Our community engagement programme began in September this year, with further activity planned in November, which will continue to help shape our proposals.

"We understand the importance of Albion Waterside to the local area and economy, and hope that people will take this opportunity to engage with the development and help us understand their vision and aspirations for the area."

The build will see 1,300 new homes and could create up to 400 jobs. Picture: JPT/Joseph Homes
The build will see 1,300 new homes and could create up to 400 jobs. Picture: JPT/Joseph Homes

Initial ideas for the site were released last month.

The plans are now in the feedback stage as Joseph Homes turns to the public and local businesses for their opinions on the proposal.

The ambitious project aims to revive the area with public walkways, cycle lanes and open spaces while encapsulating the history of the area.

A "major plan" is due to be announced on November 18 as developers prepare to submit the proposals to Gravesham council in the new year.

The plan will involve new photos of the area along with details about the next steps of the development process.

A planning application is due to be made in the new year. Picture: JPT/Joseph Homes
A planning application is due to be made in the new year. Picture: JPT/Joseph Homes

The build will reflect the maritime and industrial nature of the area while also restoring part of the Thames and Medway Canal, if it is approved.

There are planned improvements to the existing east-west cycle routes and footpaths with the canal.

A main route through the middle of the site will be combined with a new riverside footpath ensuring a continuation of the promenade from the eastern end of the site and the town centre.

Residents can make their voice heard by submitting their opinions via the website.

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