Barking and Dagenham Councilís planning committee have given the go-ahead for plans to regenerate the Gascoigne estate in Barking.
East Thames Group is developing 1,575 new homes, as well as educational, office, community, commercial and medical space, in partnership with the authority.
Full planning permission was granted for the first phase in October and building work on 421 homes and a medical centre will start in spring 2015. Outline planning permission was granted for the rest of the development, which will see a further 1,154 new one to four-bedroom homes being built, available for rent as well as shared and private ownership.
Councillor Cameron Geddes, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “The regeneration of Gascoigne estate is an important part of the council’s vision for the future growth of the borough. This is an exciting and significant step toward realising our ambitious vision to create new homes and offer our residents greater choice in housing.
“We are committed to growth and playing our part in London. The Gascoigne with its close proximity to Barking Town Centre has an unrivalled opportunity to deliver a wide range of new homes for our residents.”
The complete project is scheduled for completion in 2024.
Trevor Burns, East Thames’ executive director of development, sales and asset management, said: “The project will feature the high quality regeneration which we are already known for, with affordable homes for rent and sale, and accessible green spaces and community facilities that everybody can enjoy.”
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