At the start of April 2018 proposals for a redevelopment of a former Ford Assembly plant in Dagenham did not secure planning permission. Havering Council, responsible for part of the site, threw out the plans because of concerns over the height of the development. Luckily the project is not over; the Mayor of London’s office has now stepped in. They will make a final ruling for the site.
What is the plan?
As mentioned the site was formerly an assembly plant. It is now unoccupied and sits in a prime location in the London Riverside Opportunity Area. The LROA has the potential to create a minimum of 26,500 new homes and 16,000 jobs.
The project would completely transform the area. Beam Park would create 2,900 new homes on the 29 hectare site. These properties would be for mixed tenures, including 35% affordable housing. In addition the proposal is for a new train station and community facilities. Access to a public park and the nearby riverside would be improved for residents too.
What will City Hall do?
The plan for Beam Park has split opinion. Barking and Dagenham Council granted permission before Havering Council made their decision to deny it. The concern about the height of the residential buildings is understandable but the area also desperately needs more housing. There is also the fact that the development would transform a currently disused Brownfield site.
City Hall will consider the merits of the project as well as the concerns. They will hold a public meeting later in the year and decide whether to offer permission.
Finefair has a vested interest in the local area. We provide the very best block management Barking and Dagenham landlords can ask for. As a result we are hopeful that new homes will appear in the Borough in the future. Our team will be on hand to provide services when necessary.
If they would like to discuss block management Barking and Dagenham landlords can get in touch with us.