Thank You!

We have now submitted our planning application for the new homes for Marks Gate. And, we would like to thank residents for the hundreds of contributions they have made as a community during our consultation and engagement process.

We have now published final details of our plans on our website, together with an explanatory video.

Our application includes a summary of all the feedback we have received from you so far.

We expect the application to be considered by the November 2020 planning committee.

Between now and then the Council will consult residents formally - asking for views and suggestions.

You can see the full planning application on the Council’s website

The planning application number is: 20/01686/FULL and the postcode is RM6 5ER

The main points of our application

  • We plan to build 257 top quality new homes for the Council.
  • The Council will let them to local people on the housing list (this list includes 163 families from Marks Gate)
  • Rents would start at £159 a week and more than a third are at rents equivalent to current council rents
  • The new homes will be among our greenest - with solar panels and high insulation standards to reduce fuel bills
  • The new homes will take up less than 20 per cent of the siteWe'll upgrade the remaining green space to create a linear park with a range of uses - from adventure play areas to orchards
  • We'll upgrade the lake to increase biodiversity and accessibility
  • There will be 124 parking spaces for residents including blue badge provision, plus car club spaces
  • We'll use modern construction methods to speed up the building process and minimise inconvenience to existing residents

Full details at

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If you or any of your neighbours need any of our consultation materials translated, or can't access our website, please email their name and address to or call 020 3372 0707 and we will send information by post.

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