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Plans submitted for major Tesco site project

Thu 5th December 2019, 12:04 pm

Plans have been submitted for the major redevelopment of a former Tesco site that will bring more than 1,000 new homes to north-east London.

Weston Homes is developing the former supermarket and car park site in Goodmayes, which is also set to include a new three-form primary school, a community hall, and tree-lined pedestrian walkways.

The site, next to Goodmayes Railway Station that links directly to London Liverpool Street, has been the subject of months of consultation with residents, as well as Transport for London, the Greater London Authority, and Redbridge Council.

Weston Homes, working with Tesco to develop the site, has now submitted a planning application for 1,280 homes in a series of contemporary buildings set in landscape garden surroundings. It is planned that 414 of the new homes will be affordable.

With an eye on the environment, the provision of car parking for residents has been scaled back to 25%, and there will be around 2,500 cycle bays as well as publicly-accessible pedestrian pathways throughout the development.

The new proposals will also allow for highway improvement works in the High Road including a new bus lane, widening the highway, enhanced pedestrian and cycle access, and a new pedestrian crossing to Barley Lane Recreation Ground. 

A new Tesco store will be equivalent in size to the current store and built in the current car park. Once open, the old store will be closed and demolished to make way for the new homes.

The proposals include the provision of a new three-form primary school and new employment space through the provision of commercial space and cafes.

The scheme includes 7.9 acres of landscaped grounds, school playground space, residential amenity space and landscaped roofscape, complete with tree-lined pedestrian walkways and public open areas. The scheme will also fund landscaping improvements to the adjacent Barley Lane Rec.

The existing Tesco will remain open with a temporary car parking arrangement. Once the new store is complete, the old store will be closed and demolished – so there will be no loss of trading with the new store opening the day after the old one closes.

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