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.
- Becontree Heath proposals (PDF, 493KB)
- Vision and design concept (PDF, 574KB)
- Explaining the masterplan (PDF, 1.13MB)
- A distinctive new neighbourhood (PDF, 625KB)
- High quality new homes (PDF, 547KB)
- Landscape concept (PDF, 534KB)