Fresh Wharf Developments and Countryside Properties have been granted permission after they revised plans for a regeneration scheme adjacent to the River Roding.
New proposals for the Fresh Wharf scheme – comprising 911 apartments, retail space and improved landscaping – were approved by the council at a March meeting of the Development Control Board in Barking Town Hall.
The council has identified the brownfield site as key to unlocking the edge of Barking Town Centre, and said it will provide much-needed housing for the borough.
The decision allows for slightly fewer apartments than the original planning consent but more properties will have riverside or courtyard views. The height of some of the taller towers has been reduced and communal green spaces and a regenerated waterfront are also part of the scheme. The consent also allows for residential moorings once works are completed.
The number of affordable housing units at the scheme is still under negotiation.
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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…