Plans submitted for latest phase of Gascoigne estate redevelopment

Plans submitted for latest phase of Gascoigne estate redevelopment

The planning application for the latest stage of redevelopment of the Gascoigne Estate in Barking, an additional 200 homes, has been submitted to the council.

Be First, the council’s regeneration company, submitted the latest designs for more than 200 new homes, which would be built on Abbey Road on the western side of the estate, on Monday 5th August 2019.

More than 40 per cent of the new homes would be affordable and all would be situated in attractive, green public spaces, with a children’s play area and energy supplied through a sustainable energy system.

Mark Stallard, Project Manager for Be First, explained: “We’ve listened carefully to what local people had to say about our initial proposals, and have refined them to reflect some of their concerns. We believe that our proposals will provide much needed new homes for local people in an attractive green setting.”

The consultation, which took place in June and July this year, resulted in a number of changes which include more children’s play space and extra amenity space for resident’s use at roof level and additional trees and improvements to the Abbey Road landscaping to make it a better place to walk through and live near. There will also be enhanced brickwork details on the building facades and an improved layout for some of the family homes.

Consideration of the application is expected to take place over the summer, with a decision in November.

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