The former library

Local residents are invited to a special drop-in session at Woodward Hall, between 3-7.30pm on Tuesday 24 September to view the proposals for more than 50 new homes on Woodward Road, near Becontree station.

Architects and project staff from Be First, the Council’s regeneration company, will be attending to gather residents’ views on plans for between 50-60 affordable homes, which could be built on the site of the vacant Woodward Hall and Greig Hall, behind the library and the Julia Engwell health centre.

In addition, the draft plans also aim to:

  • renovate the library to provide a new, flexible space for community services; and
  • landscape and improve the external spaces around the site.

Matthew Westwood, the Development Manager for Be First, explains: “We aim to build much-needed affordable homes at Woodward Road, so we’re keen to hear residents’ views on our plans.

“We especially want to hear on any ideas about the sort of community activities that could take place in the former library, before we submit a planning application.”

Be First hopes to submit a planning application to the council for consideration at the March 2020 Planning Committee.