Permission granted for Dagenham Green scheme regeneration in East London

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The first 935 homes on the Dagenham Green scheme have been approved for construction by Barking and Dagenham council planners. Peabody and housebuilder The Hill Group have formed a joint venture to deliver the first phase of the renewal of the old Ford stamping plant, where female workers famously held a strike for equal pay in 1968.

The first phase of the Dagenham Green scheme is still subject to Environment Agency approval. It will be located in the southwest corner of the site, next to Dagenham Dock railway station. Furthermore, it is part of a 3,500-home master plan that was approved for outline planning in March of this year.

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Dagenham Green scheme project

Of the 3,500 residences, 1,640 will be affordable for locals to rent and buy. Additionally, 35% of the homes in phase one will be affordable. “It’s really essential for us to acknowledge and construct this history. Thus, we will construct much-needed new high-quality homes, a new public realm, and a wide range of green spaces,” said James McMylor, Peabody’s regional managing director of development. “Dagenham Green scheme will have a transformative effect on the Dagenham region. It will also establish an amazing new community for east London,” said Andy Hill, chief executive of The Hill Group.

The master plan also includes 15,000 square meters of play space and a new urban park with a large pond. There will also be a play area for children. “This project from Peabody will also result in more green areas with the construction of a brand-new urban park, a children’s play area, and new cycle and pedestrian routes as we keep working to make Barking and Dagenham a greener borough,” said Darren Rodwell, leader of Barking and Dagenham Council.