Ford Dagenham site revamp to hit nearly 4,000 homes

Grant Prior 2 months ago
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Developer Countryside Partnerships and housing association L&Q have secured planning approval for nearly 4,000 homes at their £1bn Beam Park regeneration scheme in Essex to transform the derelict site of a former Ford car manufacturing plant.

The latest approval from the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham is for phases B-G of Beam Park.

The new plans include an uplift of 947 homes meaning that when added to the two phases already delivered, 3,947 homes will be created in total.

Phases B-G of Beam Park are the final phases for the wider development and are due to be completed by 2035.

Work so far has seen 828 homes delivered in the first two phases alongside extensive community facilities including a new nursery, medical centre, retail spaces and primary school.

The latest plans from architects Patel Taylor will also deliver a brand-new 2.5-hectare public park which includes a green square the size of the London Olympic velodrome.

Stephen Teagle, CEO Countryside Partnership (Part of Vistry Group), said: “Our revised plans for Beam Park will optimise the site’s capacity for housing delivery, and with 50% of all homes being affordable, will make a significant contribution to meeting local housing needs and towards Barking & Dagenham’s housing targets. We are committed to playing our part in improving housing affordability in the area.

“Importantly the planning consent means that we can bring forward the early delivery of 500 quality new homes at Beam Park, with a variety of designs and we will also be providing community facilities for the use of local people as part of our commitment to placemaking.”

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