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Plans submitted for 2,900 new homes and two primary schools at Beam Park

PUBLISHED: 10:00 28 August 2017

CGI of the proposed Beam Park development

CGI of the proposed Beam Park development

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Two primary schools, 2,900 homes and a train station are among the plans for the Beam Park development to be submitted for approval.

CGI of the proposed Beam Park development CGI of the proposed Beam Park development

The proposals for the former Ford site, which have been put to both Barking and Dagenham and Havering councils for planning permission, also include a new medical centre and a public square with restaurants and retail outlets.

Of the homes, 550 will be houses, while 35 per cent will be categorised as affordable. The remainder will be availabe for private sale and sold at market rates.

Joint developers Countryside and L&Q have said that they are “extremely proud” of the plans, which have been influenced by “extensive consultation”.

A spokesman for the companies said: “We have worked hard to ensure that the new development will benefit the whole community, in both Barking and Dagenham and Havering.”

The development will feature homes on both sides of the Beam river, which acts as the borough boundary, with one school planned for each local authority.

It has been welcomed by the MP for Dagenham and Rainham, Jon Cruddas, who said: “This is an exciting regeneration project on an abandoned piece of brownfield land and it is brilliant to see money, jobs and opportunity moving east across London.

“I’m also pleased to see a commitment to a new primary school, a healthcare facility, swimming pool, community facilities and a new Beam Park rail station alongside the 2,900 homes.”

But he has urged his constituents to consider whether the amount of affordable homes are enough, and whether they think the plans will provide facilities for those living around the area, not just in Beam Park.

He added: “This is a huge development in our community and we need to ensure that it provides local homes for local people. The most important thing now is to take a look at the plans and have your say.”

Details of the proposals can be viewed on the planning section of both councils’ websites, where comments can be made.

These will be taken into consideration when they go before the respective planning committees.

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