The property development company Weston Homes and the supermarket chain Tesco have submitted a planning application for the development of nearly 1,300 homes and a new Tesco store at the current 10.4 acre Tesco store site at 822 High Road in Goodmayes, London.
According to plans for the Goodmayes development, 414 out of the 1,280 new homes will be classed as affordable, with this amounting to around 35 per cent, while development will further include the delivery of a new Tesco store, a village hall, a three-form primary school, commercial space, and several cafes.
A consultation period for the project was attended by representatives from the Seven Kings Residents’ Association, the Goodmayes Residents’ Association, Transport for London, the Greater London Authority, and the Redbridge Council, leading to various amendments being made to the initial plans, such as reduction of the initial plans for 1,400 homes and reduction of the Tesco car park by 30 spaces.
Adding to this, the new development will include school playground space, residential amenity space, landscaped roofscape, tree lined pedestrian walkways, and public open areas.
Furthermore, with this new development, infrastructure development will be made all the more necessary with the proposals also suggesting highway improvements in the High Road, including new bus lanes, widened highways, enhanced pedestrian and cycle access, and new pedestrian crossings to Barley Lane Recreation Ground.
In order for the new project to go forward the existing Tesco building in Goodmayes will need to be demolished with the new Tesco planned to be built in the current car park as the existing store remains open, with a temporary car parking arrangement.
Finally, the Goodmayes scheme will also entail the establishment of 2,500 cycle bays and a footpath and cycle link to the southern boundary, allowing for access to the adjacent Goodmayes Railway Station.
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