New homes at Jervis Court

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View of Jervis Court from Church Elm Lane

Across the country there is a desperate need for more housing, and in Barking and Dagenham the situation is no different. We need more affordable homes for local people.

As one of the solutions to this problem, the council is proposing to redesign the layout of some of the areas where they have older housing. This will allow them to build extra, good quality homes.

As part of this, the council is planning to replace the existing flats at 1-18 Jervis Court, and the former British Legion Hall that sits behind it (the Leaping Toads building).

The council asked us, at Be First, to look into this. During the autumn we visited every resident to get their views. And, following this consultation, the council agreed to go ahead with the plan.

It is important to remember that if the rebuilding goes ahead, we will have to demolish residents' homes. But, we will guarantee tenants the right to return once the construction is completed. We anticipate this would be by the summer of 2023.

Across the country there is a desperate need for more housing, and in Barking and Dagenham the situation is no different. We need more affordable homes for local people.

As one of the solutions to this problem, the council is proposing to redesign the layout of some of the areas where they have older housing. This will allow them to build extra, good quality homes.

As part of this, the council is planning to replace the existing flats at 1-18 Jervis Court, and the former British Legion Hall that sits behind it (the Leaping Toads building).

The council asked us, at Be First, to look into this. During the autumn we visited every resident to get their views. And, following this consultation, the council agreed to go ahead with the plan.

It is important to remember that if the rebuilding goes ahead, we will have to demolish residents' homes. But, we will guarantee tenants the right to return once the construction is completed. We anticipate this would be by the summer of 2023.

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    what will you do about car parking?

    5 months ago

    Like most organisations, the council is keen to provide sustainable new homes for local people in a way that reduces the impact on climate change and improves air quality. 

    One of the practical ways to do this is to encourage people to use public transport much more, particularly in places like Jervis Court where residents can easily walk to Dagenham Heathway tube station and have good access to bus services.

    However, we recognise that not everyone can solely rely on public transport, especially families with children. We have therefore included 11 car parking spaces for residents on the site together with eight spaces nearby in the Car Parking Zone.