The London Borough of Newham have the green light to Barrier Park East, which will include commercial and retail space, new public open space and a play area вЂ“ with over 370 affordable homes and over 130 three- and four-bedroom homes for families.
The homes will be built to Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
London Development Agency chief executive Peter Rogers said:
вЂњThames Gateway holds the key to LondonвЂ™s future success. Barrier Park East is part of the drive to build new, environmentally-friendly homes that Londoners need. We look forward to seeing a vibrant, sustainable community thrive on this former industrial site.вЂќADVERTISEMENT
Alastair Baird, Managing Director of Barratt London said:
вЂњWe are delighted to receive planning permission on Barrier Park East and look forward to creating an exciting new community. Barrier Park East offers an excellent opportunity for us to provide new facilities for existing and future residents of the Royal Docks. This is an extremely exciting project for us and we look forward to beginning work to deliver high quality new homes.вЂќ
Construction could start before the end of 2009 and is expected to take around five years to complete.