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Estates renewal

We have plans to renew and invest in several of our estates, as part of our estates renewal programme.

Find out below about our plans to renew and invest in our estates.

As part of our estate renewal programme, we identified several sites in Becontree Heath which could be redeveloped for new housing.

The sites included:

  • the former Althorne Way tower block (now demolished)
  • the bus stand on Wood Lane and adjacent car park
  • the landscaped area between Wood Lane and Gosfield Road
  • the former council offices on Stour Road (now demolished)

In September 2015, we appointed Countryside Properties to help us develop a masterplan for Becontree Heath.

A planning application was submitted in July 2016 for this scheme:

  • 170 homes, consisting of 128 one, two and three-bed apartments and 42 three and four-bed houses
  • 73% of the properties would for private sale, 27% would be shared ownership properties managed by Newlon Housing Association. The council had the option to purchase some properties for affordable rent.
  • the design and materials proposed across the scheme used the Dagenham Civic Centre as a strong point of reference
  • the bus terminus on Wood Lane would be relocated into part of the Becontree Heath Leisure Centre car park to enable the existing site to be redeveloped

Residents were invited to view and give feedback on the proposals.

Our proposals

Contact for more information

Sheean McKeever, Development Manager, Countryside Properties

01277 237 952

sheean.mckeever@cpplc.com

Work is underway to redevelop the eastern side of the Gascoigne Estate.

The work is taking place in three phases. The first phase of 421 new homes, known as Weavers Quarter, is now complete and has seen large swathes of the old estate demolished and replaced by quality new flats and maisonettes, and Greatfields school. We have appointed architects for phase two. They will make a planning application for 500 new homes at the Northern end of the site.

Phase two and three will deliver a further 1,160 new homes in a mix of affordable rents, shared ownership and for sale.

By 2024 a total of more than 1,575 new homes will be built together with:

  • a new medical centre
  • flexible commercial floorspace
  • an energy centre
  • public open spaces
  • a new primary school
  • a secondary school
  • a community centre
  • retail space
  • play areas for children

Compulsory Purchase Orders and Demolition Orders have been issued for a number of the blocks on the estate.

Final Demolition Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham of the Town Hall, 1 Town Square, Barking, IG11 7LU (the council) intends to demolish:

  • 1 to 70 Anderson House
  • 2 to 83 The Coverdales
  • 2 to 61 Dovehouse Mead
  • 1 to 122 St Marys
  • 96 to 134 Wheelers Cross

The reason for the demolition is to allow for the building of new homes and other facilities as part of the phased redevelopment of the Gascoigne Estate.

The date by which we intend to carry out the demolition is 16 October 2021.

Final notice of demolition of parts of the Gascoigne estate (PDF, 84 KB)

Compulsory Purchase Orders for land within the Gascoigne Estate at Dovehouse Mead, The Coverdales, St Marys and Wheelers Cross

Notice is hereby given that the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has applied for a Compulsory Purchase Order for the following properties together with storage sheds associated with properties within these buildings where relevant:

  • 1-70 Anderson House, The Coverdales
  • 2 -79 The Coverdales
  • 1-70 Crispe House, Dovehouse Mead
  • 1-122 St. Mary’s
  • 96-134 Wheelers Cross

Gascoigne phase 3 CPO - Order and Schedule (PDF, 463.05 KB)

Gascoigne phase 3 CPO - Statement of reason (PDF, 889.61 KB)

Gascoigne phase 3 CPO - Ground floor map (PDF, 195.84 KB)

Gascoigne phase 3 CPO - First floor map (PDF, 188.38 KB)

Gascoigne phase 3 CPO - Second floor map (PDF, 191.10 KB)

Gascoigne phase 3 CPO - Third floor and above map (PDF, 215.31 KB)

Final demolition notice

Notice is hereby given

That the Mayors and Burgesses of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham of Civic Centre, Dagenham RM10 7BN (the council) intends to demolish:

  • 1 to 100 Barnes House, St Marys, Barking
  • 1 to 70 Bamber House, St Margarets, Barking
  • 1 to 70 Rookwood House, St Marys, Barking
  • 31 to 157 St Margarets, Barking
  • 53 to 63 St Anns, Barking
  • 130 to 232 St Marys, Barking

The reason for the demolition is to implement the Estate Renewal Programme which will deliver an improvement in both the quality and number of homes in the borough.

The period within which it is intended to carry out the proposed demolition will be no later than 16 October 2019.

Final notice of demolition of parts of Gascoigne Estate by 2019 (PDF, 115.00 KB)

Initial demolition notice

The demolition period has been extended for the following buildings until 16 October 2019:

  • 1 to 70 Anderson House, The Coverdales, Barking
  • 1 to 126 St Marys, Barking 
  • 2 to 80 The Coverdales, Barking

The date when any initial demolition notice or notices relating to the above premises will cease to be in force, unless revoked or otherwise terminated under the Housing Act 1985 Schedule 5A paragraph 3, is 16 October 2019.

The demolition period has been extended for the following buildings until 16 October 2020:

  • 1 to 70 Tasker House, Dovehouse Mead, Barking
  • 1 to 70 Crispe House, Dovehouse Mead, Barking
  • 1 to 70 Earlsdown House, Wheelers Cross, Barking
  • 1 to 70 Oban House, Wheelers Cross, Barking
  • 1 to 30 Fiske Court, King Edwards Road, Barking
  • 1 to 36 Longreach Court, King Edwards Road, Barking
  • 2 to 134 Wheelers Cross, Barking
  • 2 to 111 Dovehouse Mead, Barking

The date when any initial demolition notice or notices relating to the above premises will cease to be in force, unless revoked or otherwise terminated under the Housing Act 1985 Schedule 5A paragraph 3, is 16 October 2020.

During the period of validity of any such notice or notices the council as landlord will not be under any obligation to make a grant of the freehold or of a lease of any dwelling house comprised in the above premises in respect of any claim to exercise the right to buy (or) the preserved right to buy (or) the right to acquire in respect of any such dwelling house.

There may be a right to compensation under the Housing Act 1985 Section 138C in respect of certain expenditure incurred in respect of any existing claim.

Compulsory purchase order (CPO)

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (Gascoigne East Phase 1 and 2, Barking) Compulsory Purchase Order 2015 Notice of Confirmation

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government confirmed this Compulsory Purchase Order on 18th July 2016.

Notice of confirmation of the order

Notice of CPO confirmation (PDF, 96.00 KB)

The notice informs that a person aggrieved by the order can make an application to the High Court to challenge the validity of the order, this is explained in the notice.

Confirmed order and the order map

Individual maps of the properties included in the order

To implement the order the council will be starting ‘General Vesting Declaration (GVD)’ procedure in stages from autumn 2016.

The GVD will give the council the right to enter and take possession of the land.

This procedure will take approximately 4 months from the date of serving a statement concerning the intention of making a GVD on those with an interest in the land (‘1st notice’) and publication of a statement concerning the intention of making a GVD in the local press.

Notwithstanding the confirmation of the order, the council is willing to continue negotiations to purchase properties listed in the order by agreement throughout the compulsory purchase procedure and will only use the compulsory purchase powers as a last resort.

Contact for questions regarding the CPO

Regeneration

020 8227 3736 or 020 8227 3904

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 homes.

The development will result in much-needed regeneration comparable to the award-winning redesign of the eastern Gascoigne East estate, promising significantly more and better-quality housing, in a mix of sizes, in a safer and healthier designed environment.

The planning application for the first stage of redevelopment was submitted to the council on 6 August 2019.

It provides detailed designs for more than 200 new homes, which would be built on Abbey Road. More than 40 per cent of the new homes would be affordable and all would be situated in attractive, green public spaces, with a children’s play area and energy supplied through a sustainable energy system.

Compulsory Purchase Orders and Demolition Orders have been issued for a number of the blocks on the estate.

Initial demolition order

That the Mayors and Burgesses of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham of Civic Centre, Dagenham, RM10 7BN ("the council") intends to demolish:

  • 1 to 8 The Shaftesburys, Barking, Essex
  • 9 to 16 The Shaftesburys, Barking, Essex
  • 94 to 99 The Clarksons, Boundary Road West, Barking, Essex
  • 100 to 108 The Clarksons, Boundary Road West, Barking, Essex
  • 109 to 117 The Clarksons, Boundary Road West, Barking, Essex
  • 105 and 107 Abbey Road, Barking, Essex
  • 107 and 109 Abbey Road, Barking, Essex
  • 129 and 131 Abbey Road, Barking, Essex
  • 133 and 135 Abbey Road, Barking, Essex
  • 2 to 7 Linsdell Road, Barking, Essex
  • 8 to 16 Linsdell Road, Barking, Essex
  • 17 to 22 Linsdell Road, Barking, Essex
  • 23 to 31 Linsdell Road, Barking, Essex
  • 32 to 37 Linsdell Road, Barking, Essex
  • 38 to 46 Linsdell Road, Barking, Essex
  • 7 to 55 Linsdell Road, Barking, Essex
  • 28 to 33 Hardwicke Street, Barking, Essex
  • 34 to 42 Hardwicke Street, Barking, Essex
  • 43 to 48 Hardwicke Street, Barking, Essex
  • 49 to 57 Hardwicke Street, Barking, Essex
  • 58 to 63 Hardwicke Street, Barking, Essex

The reason for the intended demolition is to enable the implementation of the Estate Renewal Programme which will deliver an improvement in both the quality and number of homes in the borough.

The period within which it is intended to carry out the proposed demolition will be no later than 4 November 2020.

The date when any initial demolition notice or notices relating to the above premises will cease to be in force, unless revoked or otherwise terminated under the Housing Act 1985 Schedule 5A paragraph 3, is 4 November 2020.

During the period of validity of any such notice or notices the council as landlord will not be under any obligation to make a grant of the freehold or of a lease of any dwelling house comprised in the above premises in respect of any claim to exercise the right to buy (or) the preserved right to buy (or) the right to acquire in respect of any such dwelling house.

There may be a right to compensation under the Housing Act 1985 Section 138C in respect of certain expenditure incurred in respect of any existing claim.

In September 2019 the council took the decision to replace the flats at 53-135 Roxwell Rd and 2 & 4 Stebbing Way, after consultation with residents. You can view the report:

Report - Redevelopment of 53-135 Roxwell Road and 2-4 Stebbing Way (PDF, 149 KB)

Work is now underway to design new, top quality replacement homes on the site. Existing residents will have the right to return if they want to, once the work is completed, which we anticipate will be by the summer of 2023.

Initial demolition order

That the Mayors and Burgesses of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham of Civic Centre, Dagenham, RM10 7BN ("the council") intends to demolish:

  • 2 Stebbing Way, Barking, IG11 0RD and 4 Stebbing Way, Barking, Essex, IG11 0RD
  • 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65 and 67 Roxwell Road, Barking, IG11 0PS
  • 69, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, 83, 85, 87, 89, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 101, 103,
  • 105, 107, 109, 111, 113, 115, 117, 119, 121, 123, 125, 127, 129, 131,
  • 133 and 135 Roxwell Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 OPS

The reason for the intended demolition is to enable the implementation of the Estate Renewal Programme which will deliver an improvement in both the quality and number of homes in the borough.

The date when any initial demolition notice or notices relating to the above premises will cease to be in force, unless revoked or otherwise terminated under the Housing Act 1985 Schedule 5A paragraph3, is 23rd December 2024

There may be a right to compensation under the Housing Act 1985 Section 138C in respect of certain expenditure incurred in respect of any existing claim.

Initial Demolition Notice - 53-135 Roxwell Road and 2-4 Stebbing Way (PDF, 42 KB)

In November 2019 the council took the decision to replace the flats at 1-18 Jervis Court, after consultation with residents. 

Report - Rectory Road area redevelopment (PDF, 256 KB)

Work is now underway to design new, top quality replacement homes on the site. Existing residents will have the right to return if they want to, once the work is completed. Find out more about the rebuilding of Jervis court on the Be First website.

Initial demolition order

Notice is given that the Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham of Civic Centre, Dagenham, RM10 7BN ("the council” and “landlord") intends to demolish the dwelling being:

  • 1,2,3,4,5,6 Jervis Court, 134 Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, RM10-9SH.
  • 7,8,9,10,11,12 Jervis Court, 134 Church Elm Lane Dagenham, RM10-9SH.
  • 13,14,15,16,17,18 Jervis Court, 134 Church Elm Lane Dagenham, RM10-9SH

Reason for demolition

The reason for the intended demolition is to enable the implementation of the Estate Renewal Programme which will deliver an improvement in both the quality and number of homes in the borough.

Date by demolition

The period within which it is intended to carry out the proposed demolition will be no later than 14 February 2025.

Initial-demolition-notice-Jervis-Court (PDF, 48 KB)

In September 2019 the council took the decision to replace the odd-numbered flats at 263 to 285 Rainham Road North and 291 to 301 Oxlow Lane, after consultation with residents. 

Report - Oxlow Lane and Rainham Road North (PDF, 150 KB)

Work is now underway to design new, top quality replacement homes on the site. Existing residents will have the right to return if they want to, once the work is completed. Find out more about the rebuilding of Oxlow on the Be First website.

Initial demolition order

Notice is given that the Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham of Civic Centre, Dagenham, RM10 7BN ("the council” and “landlord") intends to demolish the dwelling being:

  • 263, 265, 267 & 269 Rainham Road North, Dagenham, RM10 7BN
  • 271, 273, 275 & 277 Rainham Road North, Dagenham, RM10 7DX
  • 279, 281, 283 & 285 Rainham Road North, Dagenham, RM10 7DX
  • 291, 293, 295, 297, 299 & 301 Oxlow Lane, Dagenham, RM10 7YU

Reason for Demolition

The reason for the intended demolition is to enable the implementation of the Estate Renewal Programme which will deliver an improvement in both the quality and number of homes in the borough.

Date by Demolition

The period within which it is intended to carry out the proposed demolition will be no later than 5 February 2025.

Initial Demolition Notice - Oxlow Lane and Rainham Road North (PDF, 42 KB)