Peabody and Hill win permission for 935-home east London regen project | News

Barking and Dagenham council planners have given permission for the first 935 homes on the Dagenham Green scheme to be built.

Peabody and housebuilder The Hill Group have entered into a joint venture partnership to deliver the first phase of the regeneration of the old Ford stamping plant, which is where female workers famously went on strike in 1968 calling for equal pay. 

This first phase of the development, which is still subject to agreement from the Environment Agency, will be in the south-west corner of the site, next to Dagenham Dock railway station. It is part of the 3,500-home master plan, which was given outline planning approval in March this year. 

Of the 3,500 homes, 1,640 will be affordable for local people to rent and buy, and of the 935 in the first phase, 35% of the homes will be affordable. 

James McMylor, regional managing director of development at Peabody, said: “It’s really important for us to recognise and build on this history while delivering much needed new high-quality homes, new public realm and a variety of green spaces.”

Andy Hill, chief executive for The Hill Group, added: “This major new project will have a transformative impact on the Dagenham area and create an exciting new community for east London.” 

The masterplan also includes 15,000 sqm of play space and a new urban park, which features a large pond. There will also be children’s play space. 

Darren Rodwell, leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, said: “This project from Peabody will also see more green spaces with the development of a new urban park, a children’s play area and new cycle and pedestrian routes as we continue to make Barking and Dagenham a greener borough.”

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