*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.
*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
Adrian Harding, Interim Head of Planning and Building Control, LB Redbridge Adrian.Harding@redbridge.gov.uk
“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.”