Local residents are being urged to help shape the next phase of development of the Gascoigne estate, Barking.

The council’s regeneration company, Be First, is holding a consultation event next week to allow local people to give feedback on the latest plans for the western side of the estate.  The exhibition sets out the designs for more than 200 new homes, of which over 40 per cent will be affordable, together with attractive public spaces and a sustainable energy system.  And, architects and staff from Be First will be on hand to explain, answer questions and collect the views of the public.

Mark Stallard, project manager for Be First, explains: “We believe that our plan for the next chapter of development will provide top quality new homes – and more of them – at Gascoigne West.   But the acid test is what local residents think of them.  We need local people to get involved as much as possible before we finalise our plans.”

The proposals will be on display at the Boathouse Creative Studios, 62 Abbey Road, Barking IG11 7BT on Thursday 27 June from 3pm to 8pm and Friday 28 June from 2pm to 5pm.

It will also be possible to see the plans online at yourcall.befirst/building-a-better-Gascoigne from 27 June.

Following the consultation a detailed planning application will be submitted in the summer.