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Dartford Town Centre Improvements


Approval Status


Fully Approved

Delivery Status


Construction In Progress

Expected Completion Date


Winter 2026/27

The ‘Dartford Town Centre Improvements’ project has been awarded £4.3m as part of this deal based on the following scheme components:

  • Market Street – the creation of a civic space linking the High Street with Central Park, the Acacia complex and a mixed use development to the south of the town centre
  • Hythe Street between High Street and Westgate Road – improving pedestrian and cycle space and streetscape alongside a mixed use development opportunity site which links the High Street with bus and rail services and Prospect Place shopping complex
  • Junction improvements re-balancing highway capacity for all users including pedestrians, cyclists, buses and general motorised transport and associated public realm improvements at: – Hythe Street, Westgate Road and Home Gardens – East Hill, Overy Liberty with Home Gardens – Lowfield Street with Instone Road (enabling two way flows on Instone Road) – Highfield Road with Instone Road (enabling two way flows on Highfield Road and Instone Road) – West Hill with Highfield Road (enabling two way flows on Highfield Road).

Capital Programme delivery update

Take a look at our update on the delivery of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Growing Places Fund (GPF) capital programmes.

SELEP Capital Investment Programme

£579m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock

In total the SELEP Growth Deal with Government has brought £579m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock. Over the lifetime of the Growth Deal (2015-2021) we aim to deliver 78,000 jobs and 29,000 homes across the SELEP area, with the Deal set to attract a further £960m of investment into the South East over the six year period.

Find out more here
Funding value: £4.3m
Total Project cost: £12.0m
Return to Capital Investment