Looking to Renovation or Extend Your Greenhithe Home

Greenhithe is possibly the best place to live in Kent if you like shopping – the huge Bluewater mall, with 300 shops and more than 50 restaurants, cafes and bars, lies on the outskirts of the town. That, and the advent of the high-speed rail link, which gets you to central London and the Eurostar terminal in less than 20 minutes, have triggered significant development in this small Thamesside town and former river port.

New housing proliferates as part of the Thames Gateway regeneration project, but there are some Victorian homes too and the town has retained some of its rural feel; Bluewater is surrounded by 50 acres of lakes (which give it its name) and parkland, where you can ride a pedalo or follow a wildlife trail.

Ebbsfleet station is just two and a half miles from the centre of Greenhithe; from here you're 11 minutes from Stratford International, and just another eight from London St Pancras. Greenhithe station also has several trains an hour to London Charing Cross, Cannon Street, and St Pancras on the Thameslink service. You're also a short drive from the M25, the M20 and the A2.

Architects in Greenhithe

Kent architects Bluelime Home Design have been designing and renovating homes in the Dartford district since we started our business here in 2006. Since then we've expanded across north Kent and south London, working on homes from Welling to Whitstable and opening four more offices in Bexley, Bromley, Erith and Croydon. We've built up a reputation for being imaginative, innovative, reliable and resourceful, and have formed strong relationships with good quality building firms – so if you'd like us to, we can oversee all the work on your home from start to finish.

House prices in Greenhithe

In February 2019, the average price for property in Greenhithe was £325,641: £499,216 for a detached house, £369,430 for a semi-detached house, £334,021 for a terraced house and £262,411 for a flat. Prices fell 1.2 per cent in the previous three months, but rose overall by 2.07 per cent over the past 12 months.

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Planning applications in Greenhithe

If you want to build, extend or alter a home, you will need to apply to Dartford Borough Council for planning permission. The fees for this are set by the government:

£206 for an extension

£462 for a new home, or a conversion of another type of building into a home (though nowadays some types of conversion don’t require planning permission).

You can ask for advice from the council before you submit your application. The council charges for this as follows:

For extensions and alterations: £216 per hour for a meeting at the Civic Centre and a written follow-up, or £102 for a letter only.

For new homes: £618 per hour for a meeting at the Civic Centre and a written follow-up, and £312 per hour for any subsequent meetings; £312 for a letter only, plus £126 for any subsequent letters.

Advice on listed buildings, or work on trees in conservation areas or covered by tree preservation orders, is free.

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Contact us

Whether you are looking for architectural help with a new build project, a kitchen redesign or a loft extension, you can contact our Dartford team by giving us a call on 01322 518483  or emailing us at fresh@bluelimeprojects.com to talk about how we can help you create your dream home.

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  • Top tips on how to save money when extending your new home
  • Typical costs of each type of build
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