Job Creation: Ebbsfleet

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 2nd January 2018.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Shadow Spokesperson (Housing), Opposition Whip (Lords), Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new jobs have been created in Ebbsfleet since the creation of the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation.

Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The Government’s ambition is for the creation of 30,000 new jobs in Ebbsfleet. Across the main sites, there is currently outline planning permission for 622,259 square metres of office and industrial space, 26,850 square metres of retail space and 192,000 square metres of hotel and leisure space. So far, jobs have been created at a new restaurant/public house and primary school with a new hotel opening in January 2018. There has also been significant job creation in the construction sector, including new apprenticeships.

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