Final Phase Masterplan
Countryside Maritime Limited (CML), a joint venture between Countryside properties and the Homes and Communities Agency, is working in partnership with PCKO Architects to complete the final phases of development at the western end of St. Mary's Island.
Medway Council gave outline planning approval on 20 May.
The planning application has been submitted and given the number MC/13/2210
Application for approval of reserved matters being access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale pursuant to GL93/10730 and MC/2004/1207 for the construction of 339 dwellings comprising detached, semi-detached and terraced Houses, flats and 'extra care' sheltered housing building (Classes C.2/C.3) and associated garages; Construction of, office building (Class B.1), and cafe/coffee shop (Class A.3), lay out parking spaces; Public and private amenity areas, drainage infrastructure, estate roads, footpaths and landscaping, including earth amenity bund, surface water outfall, detention ponds with viewing platform and children's play areas and equipment.
The application documents can be viewed by clicking here.
The entire St. Mary's Island site has planning permission for 1,700 homes plus a range of community facilities. To date, 1,361 properties have been constructed leaving 339 homes to be agreed.
CML unveil their masterplan which will be submitted to Medway Council as a planning application
The planning application is due to be submitted at the end of September 2013. It includes a proportion of affordable housing and new community facilities such as a small cafe, a community office and extra care housing to enable elderly people to live as independently as possible on the Island. The application will be considered and determined by Medway Council in the light of its development plan for the area in 2013.
There was previously a display of the proposals on Thursday 10th January 2013 at the St. Mary's Island Community Centre. Architects and planning and development team members were present to explain the application and display drawings.
Since then the feedback from residents has been taken on and the plans changed accordingly.
The original display can be downloaded from here in PDF form but it is a very large file (5.45Mb)
Preliminary artists impression of the development it may not necessarily look like this).