Gascoigne estate - western side redevelopment

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.

Compulsory purchase order (CPO)

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (Gascoigne Estate (West), Phase 2, Barking) Compulsory Purchase Order 2020 

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (in this order called "the acquiring authority") makes the following order: 

  1. Subject to the provisions of this order, the acquiring authority is under section 17 of the Housing Act 1985 hereby authorised to purchase compulsorily the land described in paragraph 2 for the purpose of providing housing accommodation and ancillary development which will provide a quantitative and qualitative net housing gain.
  2. The land authorised to be purchased compulsorily under this order is the land described in the Schedule and delineated and shown coloured pink on a map prepared in duplicate, sealed with the common seal of the acquiring authority and marked "Map referred to in The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (Gascoigne Estate (West), Phase 2, Barking) Compulsory Purchase Order 2020".

Gascoigne Estate (West) phase 2 CPO  (PDF, 316KB)

Gascoigne Estate (West) phase 2 CPO - Statement of reasons (PDF, 528KB)

Gascoigne Estate (West) phase 2 CPO - Plan (PDF, 1.2MB)

Stopping up notices

Stopping up order (Scanned PDF, 150KB)

Second stopping up order (Word, 50KB)