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Planning consent for major redevelopment of car plant

March 13, 2019 by NSC in Weekly News
London & Quadrant (L&Q) and Countryside Housing have formally received planning consent for its mixed-use Beam Park regeneration scheme on the old Ford Dagenham plant in East London.

When the master plan is complete in 2030, Beam Park will provide over 3,000 new homes, a new railway station framed by a high-quality public square, as well as a medical centre, which not only serves the new residents, but also up to 7,000 people in the surrounding area.

In addition, two schools, retail spaces, a gym, nursery, community facilities, a multi-faith space, and two energy centres will also be delivered.

Approximately 44% of the development has been allocated for publicly accessible green space, including a three-hectare central park in the heart of the development with the River Beam running through it.

The master plan for Beam Park was produced by award-winning architects Patel Taylor.

Andy Rowland, Managing Director for East Region at L&Q, commented: “We welcome this milestone, which brings our plans for Beam Park one step closer to reality. The redevelopment of this site, which will provide 50% affordable housing, will make a substantial contribution towards London’s housing needs.

L&Q’s vision is that everyone has a quality home that they can afford. We look forward to working closely with our partners to create a successful new community with benefits for new and existing residents.”

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