Ford Dagenham redevelopment plans approved
The Greater London Authority has granted planning approval for a development of up to 3,000 new homes in Dagenham, east London.
The site to be built on is the former Ford assembly site at Beam Park in South Dagenham. The plan includes the delivery of a new neighbourhood for the area, with a new rail station, two primary schools, a nursery, community facilities, retail and open spaces, as well as the new homes.
As a result of negotiations between City Hall and the site’s developers, the proportion of affordable homes to be built on the site has been raised from 35% to 50%.
The site straddles the border of two boroughs: Barking & Dagenham Council approved the development but Havering Council refused permission, citing concerns about it harming the character of the local area due to the height of the proposed buildings.
London’s deputy mayor for planning, regeneration and skills, Jules Pipe, said:
“This is a large, very important site and these plans will deliver 3,000 much-needed new homes, along with transport, schools and community facilities to help make this a liveable and attractive new neighbourhood for this part of east London. Having weighed up the evidence available to me and given the overall importance of the application, I have decided to grant approval.”
“The wider area around Beam Park has the potential to deliver thousands of new homes and jobs, and could play a crucial role in London’s economy in the decades to come.”
Source: The Construction Index