Developer resubmits planning application to knock down former Rainham Library and build 57 homes

PUBLISHED: 07:00 01 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:02 01 November 2017

Current view of the old Rainham Library in Broadway, Rainham.

Current view of the old Rainham Library in Broadway, Rainham.


A planning application to knock down a former library and build new homes has been resubmitted, after it was withdrawn earlier this year.

Persimmon Homes Essex Ltd proposed to construct 62 homes in Broadway, Rainham, in May, where if it was successful, the old Rainham Library would have been demolished to make way for a mix of 20 houses and 42 apartments.

But one month later, the plans were withdrawn.

At the time, a spokesman told the Recorder that the company was given positive feedback Historic England on the proposal.

However, after Essex County Council Place Services, a leading provider of integrated environmental assessment, planning, design and management, said that they would not be able to support the proposal, the application was withdrawn.

The spokesman said it was considering its options for taking the development forward.

Fast forward seven months and the application has been resubmitted but this time it is for the construction of 57 homes, comprising of a mix of 22 houses and 35 apartments.

The development will have associated access roads and parking.

Persimmon Homes Essex Ltd has been approached for comment.

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