The residential use will comprise 950 dwellings including townhouses and apartments.
The proposed plans for Chatham Waters include 4 Phases of residential development, which includes the following design, planning and regeneration criteria:
Storey Height and Massing
Each of the planned new Residential Phases includes the concept of developing new homes in a courtyard setting, benefitting from private gardens and amenity space. It is proposed that each Phase will include contemporary high rise apartments overlooking the waterfront views. Ground floor areas which directly front the water will be reserved for new cafés, restaurants and retail outlets.
Phases 1 and 2, located within the docklands setting, have the potential to be developed from 6 - 12 storeys in height. Phases 3 and 4. with views of the Medway Estuary, have the potential to be developed up to 17 storeys. All of the planned residential dwellings will benefit from a waterfront setting / vista.
Car parking for the residential dwellings will include provision within each development phase and latterly, with the planned multi-storey car park.
Style, Design and Specification
Peel are seeking to promote architectural excellence in the development of the new residential accommodation, through the use of good quality materials which not only look attractive, but are sustainable and will stand the test of time.
Peel are particularly keen to ensure that all new residential dwellings at Chatham Waters promote “green agenda” credentials, in both carbon reduction and environmental efficiency and sustainability. Peel have agreed with Medway Council that all new residential dwellings will comply with the principles of Lifetime Homes, the Medway Housing Design standard, Building for Life standards and Secured by Design standards.
Tenure and Affordability
Peel has undertaken its own review of the local housing market and recognises the requirement to provide housing for open market sale, private market rent and affordable housing. Peel has agreed with Medway Council that on each residential development Phase, 25% of the dwellings will be classed as affordable housing.
The residential accommodation will be developed following the Master Plan Phasing programme. We are aiming to deliver 950 dwellings over the next 8 years.