Barking and Dagenham is London’s Newest Opportunity and has embarked on a twenty year regeneration programme, the scope and ambition of which has not been seen in the Borough for over fifty years.
Situated in the inner Thames Gateway, growth will be focussed on a number of growth areas - Barking Town Centre, Barking Riverside, Dagenham Dock, businesseast and Beam Park. Barking Riverside only has outline planning approval for 10,800 homes and growth proposals will collectively deliver a 25% increase in the Borough’s housing stock alongside having the highest birth rate in the country.
The Council is committed to ensuring that all major schemes are shaped from the outset by urban design-led masterplans applying the highest standards of sustainable development. It is also committed to facilitating and accelerating delivery, not least through innovative partnering arrangements and delivery models.
The Borough’s reputation for high quality design and public realm is growing with numerous awards being won.