Barking & Dagenham Council has given the go-ahead for the demolition of three 16-storey tower blocks on the Goresbrook Village estate and their replacement with 149 new homes.
It said development partner Countryside Properties was now expected to start work on the 108 houses and 41 flats this summer.
Councillor Cameron Geddes, the council’s cabinet member for regeneration, said the new development of family houses and low-rise blocks would be a great improvement on the old estate.
“We are delighted to have secured planning permission so that development can start as soon as the blocks are demolished later this year,” he said.
Ninety eight of the properties will be for social rent, with 51 sold privately. The scheme also includes a shop.
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…