Barking & Dagenham Council has approved proposals for the construction of 88 large family homes on Green Belt land in Collier Row.
Ecogrove Homes’ plans for the five-bedroomed zero-carbon properties are earmarked for a site next to Wellgate City Farm, the Barking & Dagenham Post reported.
It said members of the authority’s development control committee had considered the application an exceptional case because of its low environmental impact and new facilities to be provided for the city farm in return for approval.
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…