The council gave outline planning permission on 11 June 2018 for an exciting 850 home development on the western side of the Gascoigne 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 eastern side of the Gascoigne estate, promising significantly more and better-quality housing, in a mix of sizes, in a safer and healthier designed environment.

The Council agreed the planning application for the first 200 of these new homes and construction work is now underway on the first phase.

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