Home » News » Land & New Homes » Islands in Ebbsfleet previous nextLand & New HomesIslands in EbbsfleetThe Negotiator5th October 20180531 Views A series of man-made islands like the Palm in Dubai could be created in the UK’s first Garden City in 100 years.A huge lake in Ebbsfleet Garden City in North Kent could be turned into an oasis where people could grow fruit and vegetables, visit an adventure playground for all ages or take part in sporting activities.The islands would be linked by walkways and one would be become an arts and culture island with open air productions.Floating hotel pods and an innovation area for businesses would be included as well as the Garden City’s very own beach, while floating “eco islands” would bring wildlife to the site with insect hotels, bee hives and bat boxes.The existing 12 hectare lake is currently inaccessible but could now be opened up and transformed.The idea was the winning entry in an international landscape competition.Called HALO, (Hives, Arcs, Links, Organics) the design would become one of the Garden City’s most prominent features.Judges said HALO demonstrated exactly what they had hoped for – a design that was radical, but realisable. The panel was also excited by its possibilities, particularly because the design reflected the founder of the garden city movement, Ebenezer Howard’s concept of the best of town and country life.The Ebbsfleet Development Corporation which is overseeing the plans for up to 15,000 homes and a vibrant new city centre, will look at how the scheme can be incorporated to be a dominant feature along with six other new city parks across the site.Kevin McGeough, Director of Ebbsfleet Garden City’s Healthy New Towns project, said, “This exciting and inspiring design exceeded our expectations. We have been encouraged by the innovation and the wide variety of approaches in this scheme.”Kent Garden City Links HALO Hives Organics Arcs Ebbsfleet Ebbsfleet Garden City floating hotel pods October 5, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
The 3-1 defeat at Craven Cottage pushed the west Londoners closer towards the precipice, with five points now separating them from safety with only six matches remaining. Bent was again reduced to a watching brief for for the match, with Magath instead preferring teenagers Cauley Woodrow, Moussa Dembele and Patrick Roberts. “It is getting difficult to see how I can contribute now as I can’t play next week against Villa, because of the loan,” Bent said. “I am here, up for selection and more than willing to play. That is what I do, that is what I love to do. That will never change. “At this stage of the season you need goals. You need firepower. If I am called on, I am ready to go. If I start up front, I am ready to go.” The German manager revealed afterwards that the former England international missed out because he had taken a knock in training on Thursday, insisting “it was better to put the players in who are really fit” – comments that bemused Bent. “I trained on Saturday,” he told reporters. “I’d taken a knock and limped off quite early in training on Thursday but I’ve trained since and felt fine on Sunday. It is just disappointing. “I was fine to play. I am disappointed not to feature, especially in games like the Everton match where you feel that you can definitely affect the game, when your team needs a goal. “Over the years I have managed to produce quite a few of those. “When the team got back to 1-1 you are thinking: ‘You can make a difference here.’ But once again it was not to be. That part is disappointing. “When you are a substitute in any game, it is disappointing, but especially today. All I can do is stay positive and keep working.” Bent has not featured for Fulham since coming off the bench in the 3-1 defeat at Cardiff on March 8 and has made just 10 starts for them this term. It is an understandably frustrating time for the on-loan former England international, who is ineligible to face parent club Aston Villa this weekend but still hoping to be able to make an impact. Darren Bent has rebutted Fulham manager Felix Magath’s claim he was not fit to feature in Sunday’s crucial match with Everton. Press Association
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