An artist's impression of what the development on the former civic centre site in Bexleyheath will look like has been released.

Bellway Homes is planning to build up to 500 homes on the site which has been vacant for several years.

The developers plan for a high rise block to opposite Sainsburys in the town centre along Highland Road.

Plans also include shops, bars and restaurants for the site bought earlier this year from Sports Direct.

Almost 300 people viewed draft plans earlier this month and more consultation events are being organised ahead of Bellway's planning application being submitted.

Ian Gorst, managing director of Bellway Homes’ Thames gateway division, said: “We’ve had a really great turnout of visitors, which has provided us with an excellent opportunity to explain our proposals and talk directly with residents to find out their views.

"Many residents have shown an appreciation of the benefits that redeveloping this site will bring.

“We were also encouraged by the number of people, who were interested in buying at Eastside Quarter, which clearly shows there is strong demand for this type of development.

“We look forward to hearing from more residents over the next few weeks via our consultation boards and dedicated website.”

The developer aims to deliver up to 500 new homes at Eastside Quarter including one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

The site will also include a 5,000 sq ft Sports Direct store and a public square.

Bellway hopes to submit for planning in November.

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