Development and regeneration in Barking and Dagenham

Development at Gascoigne West

By Natalie Vincent - Mon 25 September 2017, 3:34 pm

An outline planning application has been submitted for the Gascoigne West development.

Image courtesy of Fraser Brown MacKenna

These latest plans for Barking town centre would include additional housing to complement the recent developments on Abbey Road, as well as creating improved links from Barking Town Centre to the nearby Roding Riverside.

The application will be considered by Barking Council's planning committee later this year, with a potential start date in 2018.

Gascoigne West is a key regeneration site in the borough, and forms part of the Barking town centre housing zone and will provide much-needed homes.

Architect Fraser Brown MacKenna has been appointed for the proposed development, which would potentially see a mix of up to 850 new affordable and private for sale homes, and commercial and community spaces, according to David Harley, former head of regeneration at the council. He has since become head of regeneration at the council's development company, Be First.

The site will also potentially house a large-scale renewable energy plant to supply low-carbon heat and power to homes and businesses across the town centre.

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