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Green light for £650 million development

Chatham Waters Credit: Medway Council

A "huge development" bringing hundreds of homes, a hotel, supermarket, conference and events centre to the banks of the River Medway has been given the green light by the Government.

The ambitious Chatham Waters project at Chatham Docks, Gillingham, has been approved by the Secretary of State – a decision that could create almost 3,500 new jobs.

Medway Council agreed plans for the £650 million development in July.

The 26 acre site will be developed by Peel Land and Property, famous for creating Media City at Salford Quays in Greater Manchester.

Cllr Rodney Chambers, Leader of Medway Council, said: “This is a major step forward for the regeneration of Medway.

“Not only will it create thousands of jobs for residents in the near future, but it will provide opportunities for future growth and unrivalled facilities for residents and visitors alike to enjoy and benefit from.”