Beam Park given the green light!

Countryside and L&Q have received planning permission for Beam Park following a GLA hearing on Friday 28 September 2018.

Jules Pipe, London’s Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills had called the application in to be determined within City Hall after the application was refused by the London Borough of Havering. The cross boundary application had previously been approved by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and the Deputy Mayor decided that the final say on the strategically significant site should be taken at a public hearing at City Hall.

Beam Park will deliver over 3,000 homes providing 50% affordable housing. This equates to 1,513 affordable homes, creating a mixed community with significant infrastructure investment. The development will provide a new railway station, framed by a high-quality public square, as well as a medical centre, which not only serves the new residents, but also up to 7,000 people in the surrounding area. In addition, two schools, retail spaces, a gym, nursery, community facilities, a multi-faith space, and two energy centres will also be delivered. The Beam Park station is located on the C2C line and will significantly enhance the area’s direct links into Central London.

At the hearing, Jules Pipe, said: “This is a large, very important site and these plans will deliver 3,000 much-needed new homes, along with transport, schools and community facilities to help make this a liveable and attractive new neighbourhood for this part of east London. Having weighed up the evidence available to me and given the overall importance of the application, I have decided to grant approval.”

Robert Wilkinson, Managing Director for Partnerships South, (East) Countryside, said:

“We are delighted to have received the green light for our hugely exciting plans at Beam Park. This project, in partnership with L&Q and supported by the Mayor of London, is an incredible opportunity to regenerate this part of the capital, and with 50% affordable housing, will make a huge contribution to meeting local housing needs.

“We were encouraged by the vast responses and co-operation of the local community during our consultation process, who were extremely supportive of our proposals. Beam Park is an essential component of the Mayor’s commitment to providing new homes for Londoners and we are proud to be playing a key role in delivering not just affordable homes but also vital infrastructure, which will play a vital role in ensuring the new Beam Park community is sustainable and cohesive for generations to come.”

Andy Rowland, Managing Director for East Region at L&Q, commented:

“This milestone brings Beam Park a step closer to reality. Housing supply is a serious concern for many Londoners, and with 50% affordable housing, Beam Park is helping to contribute to the solution. The land for the Beam Park redevelopment is one of the largest sites released by the Mayor of London and the GLA to provide new homes for Londoners.

“We are looking forward to continuing our successful partnership with Countryside, the GLA, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and the London Borough of Havering, to build quality homes in places where people want to live.”

Beam Park GLA determination

Countryside and L&Q have submitted a revised planning application for Beam Park to the Greater London Authority to provide up to 3,000 new homes, of which 50% will be affordable, two primary schools, a nursery, a new railway station, a health centre, retail space, and a central park.

Whilst the original proposals were approved by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, they were unfortunately refused by the London Borough of Havering in March 2018. As the proposals received overwhelming support from local residents and are of significant strategic importance to the future of London, Jules Pipe, London’s Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills took over the application for Beam Park and a decision will be made at a hearing in September 2018.

Following a number of meetings with GLA Officers, Countryside and L&Q have agreed that the new proposals will increase the number of homes built in Phase 1 to 640, an increase of 104 homes, including accessible homes for those with specific mobility requirements. Of the 104 additional homes 61 are affordable. The overall development delivers up to 3,000 homes and will provide vital additional housing for both Barking and Dagenham and Havering and the new railway station, health centre and schools will cater for both new and existing residents.

New Beam Park Consultation dates Announced

Having held a number of consultation events throughout November and joining the festivities at the Rainham Christmas Village Fayre in December, Countryside Properties and L&Q have announced their two final public consultation events in February.

The purpose of these consultation events is to report back to the local community on how the proposals have changed following your feedback, to listen to what you think of these proposals and to respond to any questions you might have. Both events are open to the public so please feel free to pop in and share your thoughts with us.

The first consultation event will take place at Heathway Shopping Centre, Heathway, Dagenham, RM10 8RE. 11am - 5pm.

The second consultation event will take place at Mardyke Community Centre, South Street, Rainham, RM13 8PJ. 10am - 1pm.

We would really like to see you at one of our consultation events on 24th and 25th February, however if you are unable to attend and would like more information, please contact us on 0800 148 8911 or info@beamparklondon.co.uk.

Beam Park Plans go on show...

Countryside Properties and L&Q have launched their public consultation on plans for the regeneration of Beam Park, one of the largest sites released earlier this year by the Mayor of London for much needed new homes for local people and Londoners. The proposals include a mix of around 2,800 properties and a range of community benefits including a new railway station, park, two Primary Schools, new shops and restaurants, community facilities and a medical centre. 

The first consultation events will be held on Friday, 18th November at Heathway Shopping Centre from 11am - 5pm and Saturday, 19th November at the Mardyke Community Centre from 9:30am - 12:30pm

Following this initial feedback gathering, the team hope to gain valuable input from the local community at two workshops which will explore the proposed new community park and Station Square in greater detail. These workshops will be held on Wednesday, 30th November from 5pm - 8:30pm at Castle Green Leisure Centre and Thursday, 8th December from 5pm - 8:30pm at Mardyke Community Centre

If you cannot make it to any of the above, you will have another opportunity to view and discuss the plans with the project team at our stall at the Rainham Village Christmas Fayre on Saturday, 3rd December from 10:30am - 3:30pm.  

You can have your say on the proposals at anytime via this website, email, Freephone or Freepost. 

  • info@beamparklondon.co.uk
  • 0800 148 8911 
  • FREEPOST, MPC Consultation 

We look forward to hearing from you!