Putting a roof over people’s heads

As part of our drive to reduce homelessness in the borough, we are planning to build new homes for local people on the former Weighbridge site between Cook Road and Richard Ryan Place, Dagenham.

Our plans will create 92 new flats to be used as temporary accommodation for homeless people on the council’s housing waiting list.

The new homes will be either one, two or three bedroom flats and will be built off-site using the latest methods. This means that much of the construction work will be done away from the site so the new homes will be quick to build and inconvenience to local residents and businesses will be minimal.

There is lots of parking for residents, meaning there should be no impact on neighbouring streets, and the plan also includes office accommodation, cycle parking hubs and landscaping with play space.

There is more detail here: Weighbridge Design & Access Statement.

We aim to present the planning application for the Weighbridge Site to the council by the end of November. There will then be a period of formal consultation and we hope for approval by the planning committee in February 2019. Work should then commence in early 2019 and we hope it would be complete in late 2019.

The contractor we have appointed is called Jerram Falkus. The company is a member of the considerate contractor scheme and we will ensure that they minimise any inconvenience to local residents while the work is in progress. You will hear from them in due course with further details of the scheme, and information about how to report any problems.

We are keen for you to tell us what you think.

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