Boroughs | Redbridge




Map Key

  • Investment Opportunities
  • Opportunity Areas
  • Area of Intensification
  • Central activity Zone

Town Centres

  • International or metropolitan
  • Major
  • District
  • Borough Boundary
  • Green Belt
  • Metropolitan open land / Other open spaces
  • Rail station
  • Railway track
  • Foreshore
  • Water

Investment Opportunities

  1. Sainsbury’s, Ilford
  2. Billet Road

Investment Opportunities

Sainsbury’s, Ilford

Sainsbury’s, Ilford

*Area name: Sainsbury’s, 55 Roden Street, Ilford, IG1 2AA
*Area postcode: IG1 2AA
*Project Owner: Sainsbury’s / Telford Homes
*Planning status: Approved Planning Committee December 2022 – awaiting Stage 2 GLA referral.
*Completion date: 2028/9
*Overview: Mixed-use development with 837 residential units, 447 student bedrooms, reprovision of Sainsbury’s store with additional Class E retail and community space.

Residential led, mixed use redevelopment of the existing underutilised brownfield site; a mixture of new build to rent dwellings, affordable housing and purpose-built student accommodation alongside new commercial and community spaces; a new public park at the heart of the site; an opportunity for new public realm and meanwhile uses adding to an existing thriving community within Ilford.

Billet Road

Billet Road

*Area name: Development Site at Billet Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford, RM6

*Area postcode: RM6

*Project Owner: Bellway Homes Limited (Thames Gateway)

*Planning status: Masterplanning stage due to complete Spring 2023 with application for demolition granted January 2023 and application for site remediation under consideration and due for decision Spring 2023.

*Completion date: Anticipated – 2027-2035

*Overview: The redevelopment of a partially contaminated allocated site for 1,300 new homes with associated highway infrastructure, community hub and open space.


A community hub at the heart of the site

A network of public open spaces, including play spaces

A range of flats and houses to deliver circa. 1,300 homes across the whole masterplan area

Distinct character areas across the site that underpin the design and are inspired by the appearance and heritage of the local area

Tree lined streets and green corridors

Typically low to mid rise, with low rise closest to existing homes, and landmark buildings of up to eight storeys at the Southern gateways to the site from the A12

Creating a pedestrian and cycle friendly neighbourhood with improved connections to the wider area

Strong emphasis on sustainability, from community gardening to use of renewable technologies

Promotion of public transport and active travel with improvements to the highways network where necessary

On plot parking for all houses. Car clubs and a lower parking ratio for flats

Redbridge is an outer London borough with a culturally rich and diverse community, acknowledged as a great place to live, with high-performing schools, high-quality green spaces, sports facilities and excellent public transport networks along with relatively affordable housing. The borough is experiencing significant population growth, with five key growth areas identified to deliver a range of new housing, and commercial and social infrastructure. Building on these strengths and opportunities, regeneration will be the key driver for growth in the borough ensuring that the benefits will reach all our communities. We will accommodate our growing population, energise our town centres, support our micro businesses in establishing and growing, create better and healthier places and tackle the root causes of social challenges.


Population projections 2021 307,287

Population projections 2050 383,773


London plan new homes (ten-year target) 14,090

Building council homes for Londoners (four-year programme) 400

  • Fourth fastest growing borough in the country and the third most diverse borough in England and Wales, with a high percentage of the population (64.5 per cent) coming from black or minority ethnic backgrounds.
  • Around 92 per cent of all active enterprises in Redbridge are classed as micro-businesses.
  • 40.6 per cent of the borough is made up of greenspace.

Adrian Harding, Interim Head of Planning and Building Control, LB Redbridge

“We aim to capitalise on the exciting developments and opportunities happening in the borough, most notable being Crossrail and the associated station developments. With excellent transport links, regeneration plans being implemented in Ilford and growth plans across the borough, we aim to boost our local economy and make Redbridge the ideal place for inclusive growth, enterprise, and for businesses to start, stay and grow.”

  • Transforming our town centres: we will harness the benefits of regeneration and growth in our town centres, making them healthy, safe, prosperous, well-managed and accessible for all. They will celebrate our diverse community by bringing together cultural, leisure and economic opportunities.
  • Creating the right environment for enterprise: we will support businesses to start, stay and grow in the borough, maximising the benefits of our strategic east London location for inward investment and building a strong and sustainable local economy that delivers for local communities.
  • Building new homes for all: we will support the delivery of new homes to meet the needs of our growing community; championing innovative ways to harness the economic benefits of housing growth to support our local residents and businesses.
  • Ensuring everyone shares in our prosperity: we will ensure that local people have better access to employment, skill development and apprenticeships to prepare them for the opportunities generated through investment in regeneration and growth.
  • Enabling high quality spaces and place: we will ensure the delivery of essential physical, social and community infrastructures for our growing population. Our residents will have access to high quality spaces and places that promote civic pride, healthy lifestyles and a sense of wellbeing.