Countryside, Hyde submit plans for £400m regeneration project in Kent
July 26, 2017 – UK-based home builder Countryside and housing association Hyde have submitted a hybrid planning application for a £400m redevelopment of Rochester Riverside in Kent, UK.
The proposed project will include the construction of 1,400 homes, development of 1,200 sq m of commercial space, a hotel, primary school and nursery, as well as a pedestrian footbridge.
Both partners have sought complete planning permission for phases one, two and three of the development, pursuant to which 489 homes and a hotel will be constructed along with facilities including 885 sq m of commercial floor-space, site access, parking, open space and landscaping.
Rochester Riverside, the 21-hectare brownfield site, stretches from Rochester Bridge in the north to Doust Way in the south and is a flagship project in Medway Council’s regeneration programme.
Countryside Properties and Hyde have been chosen to transform the area over the next 12 years, and to build approximately 1,400 new homes, of which 25% will be affordable housing.
Countryside Partnerships South operations director Andy Fancy said: “This is a hugely exciting scheme and we are thrilled to be working together with Hyde to bring this planning application forward.
“Rochester Riverside is a crucial component in Medway’s regeneration plan, which is delivering quality homes and much-needed amenities for local residents.”
Hyde group business development director David Gannicott said: “We are delighted to be submitting our proposals for this exciting new development in historic Rochester.
“This is a great opportunity to help tackle the housing shortage in the south east and ultimately will provide more people with a roof over their head so they can make a home.”