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Detailed plans for Romford’s housing zone to be revealed today

PUBLISHED: 09:14 14 June 2016

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Detailed plans for the 3,300 homes, which will be built in Romford’s housing zone, will be revealed later today.

Proposals for the first 1,360 homes to be built in Romford’s housing zone will be set-out in a meeting this afternoon.

Three locations have so far been identified for development including Bridge Close, where 840 new homes could be built, the Waterloo Road estate, which would see an additional 220 homes and Angel Way, where plans for 300 homes have been put forward.

Plans to create an east-west pedestrian and cycle lane linking Waterloo Road with Romford station are also being discussed as part of the development.

The Greater London Authority (GLA) has made £34.9 million available to carry forward the housing zone and build a total of 3,304 new units.

Mercury Land Holdings, a housing company which was set-up by Havering Council, will deliver private sector homes inside the housing zone.

Earlier this year, former mayor of London Boris Johnson announced 11 new housing zones in the capital, including Romford.

This is the second housing zone to be announced in Havering, with a Rainham project of 3,500 given the go-ahead a year ago.

Havering was one of only eight London boroughs to be awarded a second housing zone.

The proposed plans will be voted on by the cabinet tomorrow (Wednesday).

Follow @ChloeFarand on Twitter this afternoon for the latest news about the plans. Read a full report of the proposed development on the Recorder’s website and in this week’s paper.

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