Coplan Estates has obtained planning consent for a major mixed use regeneration project adjacent to Barking Station, following a meeting of the Greater London Authority planning committee on Friday 11th December. This gateway scheme once constructed will comprise 198 residential units, comprising a mixture of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, and will be one of the first purpose-built for the private rental sector in Barking Town Centre providing much needed professionally managed housing for the Borough. The existing Barking Dog pub will remain, and additional ground floor commercial space will be incorporated on Wakering Road, which could accommodate a wide variety of complimentary uses.
Nick Doyle, Director of Coplan Estates, say “ The delivery of residential units purpose built for the rental market is still a relatively new form of tenure for London but is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. This Scheme has been two years in the making and we are delighted to have secured one of the first planning permissions in the Borough for residential accommodation of this type. We look forward to working closely with our partners so that we can commence construction on this scheme and deliver much needed housing into the market in the next few years. Once completed the scheme will provide modern, well designed apartments with a range of on-site amenities benefitting from the superb transport links, and the facilities Barking Town Centre has to offer”.