Considering B and D has masses of wasteland left when Ford abandoned the area not such a bad thing if they can get the infrastructure right. To do the same where we live you'll have slash the green belt to pieces.
Still a few brownies in the right direction who in our wonderful administration would give a toss?
Beam Park: Developers increase number of flats at proposed South Hornchurch estate after Havering Council loses planning powers
PUBLISHED: 16:59 08 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:59 08 August 2018
Matthew Clemenson Romford Recorder.
CGI of the proposed Beam Park development
Developers behind the Beam Park estate in South Hornchurch have increased the number of homes proposed at the site to more than 3,000 – and Havering Council no longer has any say on the application’s future.
Plans for the development , which is a joint venture with neighbouring borough Barking and Dagenham, were rejected by Havering Council’s planning committee in April, but in early May it was announced that the Mayor of London’s office would be taking over planning decisions for the site.
The Mayor of London’s office is now due to make a final decision on the application at a hearing in September.
But since the news broke that Havering Council would have no say in the final planning decision, developers have increased the number of homes they wish to build in Havering by 104 - taking the total number of homes in the borough up to 801.
Councillors on Havering’s regulatory committee originally rejected the application – which would include two new primary schools and nurseries, a number of new community spaces and a new Beam Park Station, operated by C2C – over fears its proposed tower blocks would be “a carbuncle”.
The new proposals, which are set to be discussed by Havering Council’s strategic planning committee at a meeting on Thursday, August 16, would increase the size of a number of tower blocks on the site, with one block rising from nine to 16 storeys.
On top of that, the area of land set aside for one school has been reduced, and an area that had been set aside to be a pharmacy has also been removed from the plan.
The large increase in the number of proposed dwellings would also lead to a further reduction in the availability of parking on the site, which would fall to 0.34 spaces per household – meaning there would be one space for every three homes.
These new plans were submitted directly to the Greater London Assembly on August 3. Havering Council has not yet been formally consulted on them.
Officers from Havering Council’s planning department are now going over the plans to see how they match up to the borough’s planning policies.
In an online poll, Recorder readers were split with just over 54pc agreeing that Havering Council’s planning committee was right to reject the application back in April, but 46pc say the need for new homes is so great that the development should go ahead.
The date for the Mayor of London’s hearing at City Hall on the proposals, which objectors can attend, is September 28.
Yes had there been no objections by the residents party this area in the Beam would by now be built with a lower density 5 story buildings and car parking. I note Homebase is to close the area it takes in Romford could provide 500 new dwellings at least with walking access to central Romford and its facilities no need to provide any parking.
Yes but previously bought into review and voted against by the Residents who ran anti building campaigns. Had every one looked at the original plans embraced it as a move forward from the tip it was we would have had a working estate now paying tax.
Seeings how we have a major crime wave sweeping London and we have an illegal immigration problem why can’t we build a super max prison instead of houses we don’t need.
Getting rid of the visitors frees up loads of accommodation and the prison would bring long term employment without any extra pressure on our Public Services,seems a no brainer to me.
Do what they do in the States bring em out in the day in ankle chains put em back at night,don’t care how it’s done as long as we start putting these tosspots away for a long time so the next generation of kids might think twice before acting the goat.
Still costs money make it simple keep them in work tithe their wages until the crime is paid off and costs; During that time they are not eligible for any benefits. After that if they commit any other crime they lose British citizenship.