The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham is considering building schools in parks in a bid to deal with an acute shortage of places for pupils.
Education lead Cllr Rocky Gill told the Barking & Dagenham Post that the move was one of a range of possibilities for dealing with surging demand for primary-school places.
“We have exhausted spaces within our schools and will continue to review the possibility of parks and open spaces, retail properties and even split shifts education,” he said.
The City of London Corporation is about to buy Barking Power Station site in east London for around £125 million, according to Property Week.
A £25 million grant for Barking and Dagenham Council will help it support new housebuilding over the next four years.
Councillor Darren Rodwell, the leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, has welcomed the decision to approve the proposed Beam Park…