Mayor of London gives 2,000 home Rainham redevelopment the go-ahead
PUBLISHED: 09:35 09 June 2015
Plans to build thousands of homes and a new train station on industrial land in Rainham have been given the go-ahead by the Mayor of London.
The 29-hectre site in ‘Beam Park’, which straddles the boarder of Havering and Barking and Dagenham could host close to 2,000 new homes with up to 5,000 in associated nearby developments.
Cllr Roger Ramsay, leader of Havering Council, said: “The news from the Mayor of London that the Beam Park development is set to go ahead is wonderful. I am delighted that residents in the Rainham area will see a dramatic improvement in the provision of homes and jobs, and significantly improved transport links.”
The new Beam Park rail station – to be built in partnership with Network Rail, Transport for London and C2C Rail – will provide a 20-minute link with Fenchurch Street.
London’s deputy mayor for housing and land, Richard Blakeway, said: “The development of Beam Park will result in a vibrant new neighbourhood with major transport links, providing a new locus of jobs, activity and growth for south Dagenham and east London. We’re looking for some truly visionary proposals in response to this exciting opportunity.”
Proposals are now being drawn up exploring how best to develop the site into a new residential area.
Affordable housing is expected to comprise 35 per cent of the development.