Plans set out to deliver more than 90 new affordable homes in Barkingside
Transport for London (TfL) is working with regeneration specialist, Vistry Partnerships, and housing association, Peabody, on proposals that could deliver 98 new affordable homes in Barkingside. The homes, which the capital urgently needs, will be a range of one, two and three bed homes and will be delivered across three buildings.
The new homes will be a mixture of both shared ownership, which offers an affordable route into homeownership, and London Affordable Rent, which provides low-cost rented accommodation to support low-income households. The rent levels for London Affordable Rent are set by the Mayor of London and are substantially below open market rents.
The proposed residential development predominantly covers the area used as a builder’s yard next to Barkingside Tube station and will be car-free for residents, with the exception of blue badge parking spaces. Residents will have easy access to the Central line and numerous bus routes.
Designed by Sheppard Robson architects, the wider proposals will also use a small amount of the car park to enhance the public area surrounding Barkingside Tube station. As part of this, there will be new pedestrian crossings along Station Approach, which can be used by residents or the public, and the proposals would also contribute towards future play space at the Fairlop Waters Country Park, which will benefit the local community.
Sustainability is embedded throughout the design, with the incorporation of air source heat pumps, green roofs, new allotments and communal gardens for residents. Together, this will help improve local biodiversity alongside much of the existing flora being retained and enhanced.