The council gave outline planning permission on 11 June 2018 for an exciting 850 home development on the Gascoigne West estate, in Barking.

The proposal, which involves demolishing and replacing 179 flats bordering St Pauls Road and Abbey Road, Barking, will also mean an extra 671 homes are built, with more than 40% at rents below market rent levels, and shared ownership.

The development will result in much-needed regeneration comparable to the award-winning redesign of the Gascoigne East estate, promising significantly more and better-quality housing, in a mix of sizes, in a safer and healthier designed environment.