Residents, businesses, and developers in Barking and Dagenham are being asked to share their views on the future of the borough as the council launches a new public consultation on the emerging Local Plan.

The Local Plan sets out the visions for the future of the borough until 2037 and covers a wide range of issues, including the council’s commitment to build new homes, create new jobs, tackle climate change, and create vibrant and healthy communities across the borough.

Cllr Cameron Geddes, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Social Housing, said: “Our borough is leading the way in London’s eastward expansion and this will bring huge amount of economic opportunities for local people.

“However, there are also big challenges we all face, such as climate change and a post-Covid world, which will affect the borough’s social, environmental and economic future. It’s why it’s so important that local people get involved today to help shape a better tomorrow.”

This is not the first time the public have been invited to share their views on the future of the borough.

The first round of public consultations was held from November 2019 to February 2020, with many local residents and community groups getting in touch to share their thoughts, which helped shape the latest version of the Local Plan.

This is the last opportunity for the public to have their say on how the borough should grow and develop, and the council encourages all residents to share their views.

A draft of the Local Plan for Barking and Dagenham is now to view at and on the council’s website 

The consultation will run from Monday 5th of October to Sunday 29th November.