Gravesend Regeneration Plans Rejected

Plans to spend £120million regenerating Gravesend have been thrown out

Plans to spend £120million pounds regenerating Gravesend town centre have been rejected by the council.

Campaigners had argued the proposals for the Heritage Quarter, which would've been made up of shops and houses were not in keeping with local architecture.

Council leader Cllr Mike Snelling said: "The democratic and impartial planning process has produced a decision on this important application which was one of the cornerstones of the regeneration of Gravesham. It remains to be seen now whether the developer appeals this decision and what the outcome of that appeal will be.

"Until we know that decision I believe a shadow of uncertainty remains over the regeneration of the town."

The special meeting was held in the Woodville Halls. About 350 people attended.