Go-ahead for Dagenham homes scheme

By Jim Dunton - Wed 16 October 2013, 11:02 am

Developers Weston Homes and Byford Properties have won planning permission for a 46-home development on the site of a car showroom in Dagenham

Councillors on Barking & Dagenham’s development control board this week approved the firms’ proposals for a mix of houses and apartments on land currently occupied by Essex Automotive, on Rainham Road South.

Recommending the scheme for approval subject to a list of conditions, planning officers said the development would provide “good-quality residential units, over 40 per cent of which would be family housing”, along with a “substantial” financial contribution towards school places in the borough via a Section 106 agreement.

“It is considered that the design of the development is acceptable and would provide a modern and attractive residential development within a predominantly residential area, on a site that is currently under-utilised and not economically sustainable for industrial and employment purposes,“ they said.

The proposals break down into 17 houses of varying design and 19 flats, ranging in size from one to three bedrooms, contained in a building of up to four storeys.

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