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.