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Proposal to build 62 homes and demolish former Rainham Library withdrawn

PUBLISHED: 12:11 19 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:24 19 April 2017

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

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

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A planning application for a major housing development at the site of a former library has been withdrawn.

Persimmon Homes Ltd submitted plans last month to Havering Council to build 62 homes in Broadway, Rainham.

If successful, the old Rainham Library would have been demolished to make way for a mix of 20 houses and 42 apartments with associated access roads and parking.

The application for the new homes has been withdrawn this morning.

The redevelopment of the site formed part of Havering’s long term vision for the area expressed within the Rainham and Beam Park Planning Framework adopted in 2015.

Cllr David Durant said: “Following an effective campaign, local councillors and residents welcome the decision of Persimmons Homes to withdraw their overdevelopment plans for the old Rainham library site opposite Rainham Hall.

“Councillors and residents welcome re-development plans that enhance the Rainham Village Conservative Area but the Persimmon Homes plans were another insulting “try on” too far.”

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