Plans Approved for 167 New Homes at Barking Riverside

Bellway London Partnerships in partnership with Barking Riverside Limited has been granted planning approval to build 167 new homes on the latest phase of the Barking Riverside project, one of the UK’s most important housing schemes.

Barking Riverside Limited, a Joint Venture between L&Q and the GLA is delivering in excess of 10,000 new homes adjacent to the River Thames alongside significant transport and infrastructure improvements.

Work is due to start soon to build the new homes in Site H West, which is part of the wider scheme of new homes on the former Barking Power Station site.

The detailed plans for the new development were approved by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s Planning Committee on Monday 14 February. The scheme is set to deliver 167 new homes; a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and houses, at the site to the south of Crossness Road and west of Handley Page Road.

There will be 87 homes for private sale and 80 affordable properties which will be acquired by L&Q.

Construction of Site H West is due to commence shortly and will run alongside Bellway London Partnerships’ current development of 772 new homes at Fielders Quarter, Barking Riverside.

Bill Kenneally, regional director of Bellway London Partnerships, said: “This is part of a hugely ambitious and forward-looking project which is believed to be the largest scheme of its kind in Europe. At Bellway we are very proud to be playing a major role in the delivery of a plan that will bring more than 10,000 new homes to this part of London.

He added: “We have worked very closely with Barking and Dagenham Council and Barking Riverside Limited right from the outset in relation to this visionary housing initiative. This liaison will remain ongoing as this scheme progresses and we are pleased to have been given planning approval for this new phase of much-needed new housing. We are keen to get going on delivering these homes and will be starting work on site as soon as possible.”

The 124 apartments in Site H West are to be built within five apartment buildings, alongside 43 houses.

Ten per cent of the homes will be wheelchair accessible, while the remaining homes will be wheelchair adaptable. There will be 95 car parking spaces and more than 300 cycle spaces provided.

There is currently a selection of one and two-bedroom apartments available to reserve at the highly in-demand Fielders Quarter development, with prices starting from £266,995.