Plans for 500 new homes in South Hornchurch given go-ahead

Posted 9 May 2014 by Isabelle Grange

Residential property developers were this week given the green light to build close to 500 new homes in South Hornchurch, which forms part of the London Borough of Havering in east London.

The scheme, to be developed on the former Somerfield Depot on New Road, Rainham, will feature 497 residential units within 18 apartment blocks and terraces of houses between three and six storeys in height. This will include a mixture of one-, two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes.

The project, which was approved at a planning meeting on Thursday, 24 April, will also include an associated energy centre, car and cycle parking, landscape, public, communal and private amenity space.

Having Council is now under pressure to support the new properties and the extra people that they will bring to the local area by increasing schools, medical provisions and public transport facilities.

A spokesperson for Havering Council said: "The development, including its density, was carefully considered and accepted by the planning committee, subject to a number of conditions.

"The Section 106 contributions will go towards creating additional school places, improving public transport and minimising other impacts arising from the development."


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