Imperial Corporate Capital PLC (ICC) is awaiting planning permission for a new residential development a 40-minute train ride from central London that it expects to add over £60mln to the Greenhithe economy.

The company has submitted plans for 187 luxury apartments at what it is calling Little Hithe in north Kent, right next to Greenhithe station, which sits between Dartford and Gravesend.

A new train platform is being built as part of the development.

ICC, an unlisted residential developer, also highlighted that the site will not be far from Ebbsfleet’s Eurostar station, a short drive to Bluewater shopping centre and not far from a proposed new theme park.

“The apartments themselves feature private roof terraces, enabling residents to have access to fresh air and sunshine even in these trying times of lockdown and isolation from the outside world – a welcome break from the so often closed and cramped apartments of central London,” said Adam Connolly, associate director at ICC.

“We are extremely excited about this development and the contributions it will bring to the community as a whole.”