Barking Riverside is one of the largest development sites in London (324 hectares). It is situated between the A13 and the River Thames.
The vision is for Barking Riverside is to create a model for sustainable living in the 21st century where best practice is used throughout.
Over the next 15 to 20 years over 10,000 new homes will be built to house a new community of around 25,000. The development will include new transport links such as East London Transit and the Docklands Light Railway and a new community school where all members of the community can take part in learning.
There will also be new community facilities offering a variety of living, working, leisure and cultural amenities. The development will also make the best use of the site's assets and potential, particularly the river, where residents of Barking and Dagenham will gain access to the river for the first time.
Barking Riverside is brownfield land (land that has been previously developed) and requires land remediation, site clearance, diversion of services and the removal of overhead power lines before this new community can be formed here.
In November 2003 the Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott, announced that English Partnerships and Bellway Homes would become partners in a new Joint Venture company to bring forward the development of Barking Riverside. A new masterplan was submitted for outline planning consent in late November 2004.
A public exhibition was held in October 2004, this can be viewed by following the link below:
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The planning application for the project was approved by Barking and Dagenham's development control board in November 2006. The proposals will now be submitted to the Mayor of London for his approval.
It is hoped that work will begin on site in 2008.
Barking Riverside aerial view
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