A brand new neighbourhood is being created alongside two km of Thames river frontage at Barking Riverside, one of the most ambitious and important new developments in the UK. Outline planning permission was granted in 2007 to develop in the former power station site.
This development is one of the largest development sites within Barking & Dagenham and within greater London with an existing planning permission for 10,800 homes, with a target of 28% to be three or more bedrooms and a target of 27% in total to be affordable.
The site includes 2 kilometres of River frontage where there remains a disused wharf, pier and wider untouched natural landscapes spreading east towards Dagenham. Access to the site is currently by road via the A13 off River Road, Renwick Road or Choats Road.
In terms of public transport, there is currently the East London Transit, a high quality bus service, that provides a fast and direct link between Ilford, Barking and Dagenham Dock, launched in February 2010. This connects Barking Riverside to Barking town centre transport interchange. During the first phase of Barking Riverside’s construction, the EL1 and 387 bus service will continue to use its current route. As the development proceeds the intention is for strategic rail connection to be introduced to the centre of the site that will connect back to Barking Town Centre as part of a new rail project extending the London Overground network to Barking Riverside.
For more information check barkingriverside.co.uk