Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Plans to build 750 homes by Thames Barrier get green light

A Barratt/Taylor Wimpey scheme to build 750 new homes on derelict land next to the Thames Barrier in London is a step closer after it was granted outline planning permission.

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 – 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:

“Thames Gateway holds the key to London’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.”


Plans to build 750 homes by Thames Barrier get green light


Alastair Baird, Managing Director of Barratt London said:

“We 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.”

Construction could start before the end of 2009 and is expected to take around five years to complete.