Former Ford factory site receives planning consent

Former Ford factory site receives planning consent

Planning consent for the 3,000-home Beam Park regeneration site in East London has been received by Countryside and L&Q.

Home builder Countryside, together with L&Q – a leading housing associations and one of London’s largest developers – have formally received planning consent for the 3,000-home Beam Park regeneration site in East London, following the signing of the Section 106 Agreement. With 3,000 homes across 29 hectares Beam Park was the second largest housing scheme in UK to gain planning approval in 2018.

Preparatory works on the site are underway before construction can begin, which will transform the derelict site. The development is one of only three regeneration schemes in London delivering 3,000 homes and providing 50% affordable housing. At Beam Park, this equates to 1,513 affordable homes, creating a mixed community with significant infrastructure investment.

Robert Wilkinson, Managing Director, Partnerships South (East), Countryside, said: “Together with our partners L&Q and the Mayor of London, we are delighted to have received the green light for our transformational plans at Beam Park, which celebrate the rich history of the renowned Ford factory plant and help regenerate this part of the capital. Our firm commitment to delivering 50% affordable housing will make a huge contribution to meeting local housing needs.

“We are currently preparing the site to ensure our work delivers according to the prescribed schedule. With sales for the new homes launching this year, it is envisaged that the first homes will be completed towards the end of the year and the full development to be finished by 2030.”

Construction will commence this spring and sales of the new homes are due to launch later this year, with the first homes ready in 2020. Phase one of the development, providing 640 new homes, is due to be completed by 2022.

The masterplan for Beam Park was produced by award-winning architects Patel Taylor.

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