The Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (EDC) is an Urban Development Corporation sponsored by DLUHC with development management planning powers established by Government in 2015 to facilitate the development of a new garden city in North Kent. The Corporation works closely with central and local Government, Government agencies, the private sector and the third sector.

By 2035 Ebbsfleet will comprise up to 15,000 high quality new homes and many thousands of jobs. There are already more than 3,500 homes completed, three primary schools, a range of shops and a variety of parks and open spaces – including the first section of one of seven eventual city parks.  

Ebbsfleet will be recognised as a place to do business, with Ebbsfleet Central at its heart. It benefits from a high speed rail connection to Central London (17 minutes) and close proximity to the M25 and the A2 motorways. Ebbsfleet will act as a magnet for inclusive economic growth and will be a destination of choice for investment and innovation, attracting and sustaining a variety of job opportunities across the area.

Ebbsfleet is the first in a generation of new sustainable places which embraces its neighbouring communities and towns to create a cohesive community connected by modern public transit, offering a diverse range of opportunities to live, work and play for people of all ages, backgrounds and incomes. The delivery of well-designed and well-served neighbourhoods, workplaces, schools and town centres ensures that our residents will enjoy a high quality of life, with easy access to everything they need for healthy and successful lives. 

The Corporation has delivered a significant programme of work since 2015, and is now entering an exciting new phase – 2024 is likely to be pivotal for delivery of Ebbsfleet.

Simon Dudley Chair

Ian Piper Chief Executive

Why the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation is supporting Boardroom Apprentice

Our Board comprises 11 members with a wide variety of skills and experiences, but we feel the Board would benefit from welcoming a Boardroom Apprentice who can bring a new perspective to our plans, our work and the challenges we face. We have been hosting a Boardroom Apprentice during 2023 (Izzy Grigg) and this has been a rewarding experience for both Izzy and the EDC.

2024 will be a pivotal year for the EDC, and we believe that for an apprentice joining the Board it will provide a valuable learning and development opportunity for an individual who has aspirations to serve on public and third sector boards in the future. It is an opportunity to make a real difference and participate in a very interesting development programme that has strong Government backing and that has created national interest.

Location of Board and Committee Meetings

Ebbsfleet, Noth Kent. Occasional virtual Committee meetings.

Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings

9 Board meetings per year. Committee meetings – various (sugges the Apprentice attendas at least one of each of our three Board Committee meetings during the year)

Date of Board Meetings (January 2024 – December 2024)

Not yet confirmed

Committee of the Boards and meeting dates (January 2024 – December 2024)

Not yet confirmed