Former retail park development could have 2019 lift-off

Thu 11 April 2019, 9:28 am

Work could start on a new development at the former Abbey Retail Park in Barking this year, if planning permission is granted.

The scheme by Weston Homes will provide 1,000 new homes in the borough, a waterfront promenade, makers’ yard and hub for residents. 

The aim is also to have a thriving centre throughout the day and night by creating new food and drink outlets. 

The development is due to go before Barking and Dagenham Council’s planning committee in June, and Weston Homes hopes to be starting work on site by the end of the year.

Bob Weston, chief executive at Weston Homes, highlighted the importance of the firm’s community involvement.The company will again this year sponsor the borough’s Summer of Festivals, including the Barking Folk Festival, One Borough Festival and the Youth Parade. 

He said: “We are proud to be working within the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) and we are keen to start work on delivering this exciting, mixed use development. 

“We are also pleased to be able to support LBBD in putting on such fantastic community events.”

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