Building new homes for Marks Gate

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An artist's impression of the new Padnall Lake development

We are underway with building new affordable homes in Marks Gate as part of the Padnall Lake development positioned on the land alongside the A12.

Our vision is for a new part of Marks Gate where people and nature come together. The aim is to create an area of modern homes as well as biodiversity and play, for walks, sports and cycling, in a much-improved environment.

The key features are:

  • up to 260 high quality, affordable council-owned homes
  • energy efficient with a sustainable power source
  • alongside the southern edge of the site to maximise green space and create a sound buffer
  • improved landscaping and biodiversity – with a new linear park and children’s play areas
  • better connection to Chadwell Heath with an improved, safer entrance to the underpass
  • built using modern construction methods to reduce disturbance and improve sustainability

Plans were developed following consultation with residents and submitted in a planning application to the council in August 2020. Planning permission was granted in March 2021 and construction for Phase 1 began in May 2021.

In Spring 2022 further consultation was carried out with residents to look at and discuss the detailed design for Phase 2. We also formed the Marks Gate Community Forum to take part in a series of co-design workshops that helped to shape the final landscape and public realm design.

The design plans for Phase 2 were submitted to the council in September 2022, the application number is 22/01564/REM.

Updated plans for Phase 1 were submitted to the council in September 2022, the application number is 22/01492/VAR.

You can view these on the council's website by typing the postcode RM6 5ER in the search box.

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We are underway with building new affordable homes in Marks Gate as part of the Padnall Lake development positioned on the land alongside the A12.

Our vision is for a new part of Marks Gate where people and nature come together. The aim is to create an area of modern homes as well as biodiversity and play, for walks, sports and cycling, in a much-improved environment.

The key features are:

  • up to 260 high quality, affordable council-owned homes
  • energy efficient with a sustainable power source
  • alongside the southern edge of the site to maximise green space and create a sound buffer
  • improved landscaping and biodiversity – with a new linear park and children’s play areas
  • better connection to Chadwell Heath with an improved, safer entrance to the underpass
  • built using modern construction methods to reduce disturbance and improve sustainability

Plans were developed following consultation with residents and submitted in a planning application to the council in August 2020. Planning permission was granted in March 2021 and construction for Phase 1 began in May 2021.

In Spring 2022 further consultation was carried out with residents to look at and discuss the detailed design for Phase 2. We also formed the Marks Gate Community Forum to take part in a series of co-design workshops that helped to shape the final landscape and public realm design.

The design plans for Phase 2 were submitted to the council in September 2022, the application number is 22/01564/REM.

Updated plans for Phase 1 were submitted to the council in September 2022, the application number is 22/01492/VAR.

You can view these on the council's website by typing the postcode RM6 5ER in the search box.

Find out more!

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    What is happening with the proposed housing development on Billet Road?

    19 days ago

    A planning application has been made by Bellway Homes Ltd to the London Borough of Redbridge, proposing to carry out enabling works (ground stabilisation and levelling) across Parcels A & B of the wider 'Land at Billet Road' opportunity site.

    Residents can raise issues and comment on the application online here until Tuesday 22nd November.

    Be First is hoping to engage with the developers and Redbridge Council to find out further information about the detailed proposals. 

    What we know so far is:

    • The site has a housing allocation in the Redbridge Local Plan and is no longer in the Green Belt.
    • Current proposals are for enabling work to get the site ready for future housing development.
    •  A planning application with detailed proposals for the housing development have not yet been submitted to the London Borough of Redbridge.
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    Where can I see how much the homes will cost and how do I register my interest thanks

    Nighat asked 24 days ago

    Hi Nighat,

    Thank you for your question.

    30% of the homes are London Affordable Rent Tenure, which are available to people on the housing register.

    The other 70% is Affordable Rent, which people will need to apply to the Housing association (Reside) to get and there are caps on household incomes to be eligible for Affordable Rent. https://bdreside.org

    The council is looking at a local lettings policy and we have recommended that priority for the new homes is given to existing Marks Gate and Chadwell Heath residents in need of housing. Details of how this will work are still being drawn up and residents for social rent homes would still have to be on the Housing Register to qualify. As soon as there is further information about how this priority will be awarded fairly, we will share it on this webpage and via our newsletter.

    With regards to how much the homes will cost, rents will start at £161 a week (at 2021/22 London Affordable Rent rates) this is classed as a Social Rent level, for about 90* of the homes.:

    o    1b - £161 a week

    o    2b - £171 a week

    o    3b - £180 a week

    o    4b - £190 a week

    About 210* homes will be let at rents that are below market rent levels (up to 80% of market value – ‘Affordable Rent’).  At current levels these are:

    o    1b - £180w

    o    2b - £221/w

    o    3b - £249/w

    *Nb: Unit numbers are based on delivering the full 300 homes permitted

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    Hi, I would like to find out how to apply for these properties What is the criteria ?

    aleena javed asked 24 days ago

    Hi Aleena,

    Thank you for your question.

    30% of the homes are London Affordable Rent Tenure, which are available to people on the housing register.

    The other 70% is Affordable Rent, which people will need to apply to the Housing association (Reside) to get and there are caps on household incomes to be eligible for Affordable Rent. https://bdreside.org

    The council is looking at a local lettings policy and we have recommended that priority for the new homes is given to existing Marks Gate and Chadwell Heath residents in need of housing. Details of how this will work are still being drawn up and residents for social rent homes would still have to be on the Housing Register to qualify. As soon as there is further information about how this priority will be awarded fairly, we will share it on this webpage and via our newsletter.

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    Regarding the landscaping around the lake, why is it covered in yellow sand? I thought it was going to be seeded with grass and wildflowers?

    karenhumpage asked 4 months ago

    Hi,

    Thanks for your question.
    This is not sand but low fertility topsoil that has been laid all around the lake and will be planted with wildflower and amenity grass seeds. Final seeding is due to be completed by the end of August and can take up to eight weeks to start growing.


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    I have just moved 80 Kingston hill avenue block of flats I have been told that this block of flats is being demolished is this true or how can I find out.

    Sandra asked over 1 year ago

    We'd be interested to know who told you that as it sounds like a bit of mischief-making. We can confirm that we have no plans to demolish your home.  

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    who is going to clean up the piles of refuse near the bridge at Padnal lake. At past meetings this issue was constantly brought up but nothing has ever been done to solve this unhealthy and ugly problem.

    alex asked over 1 year ago

    We reported this to the council yesterday, and we believe they have been removed today.  We’d love to stop people doing this in future though, so it would be great if you could help the council. You can confidentially report any suspicious activity by emailing grimecrime@lbbd.gov.uk or calling 020 8724 8898.

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    When will the houses be available to buy?

    Jeyanthy asked over 1 year ago

    The first of the new homes will be available in the winter 2023, but they are all be for rent rather than sale.

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    Would you have any commercial space available ?

    vijay asked over 1 year ago

    We do not expect to provide any commercial spaces as part of this development. It will include homes and a community space, which might host things like a nursery, educational facilities or a library or public hall. In planning terms, these are known as 'D1 uses'  for non-residential institutions. 

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    How will the new homes be protected from noise pollution and pollution in general from the nearby A12?

    CHINNY asked over 1 year ago

    The simple answer to this is that we plan to build a green buffer between the homes and the road, incorporating most of the existing trees and hedgerows (this is important because half of pollutants drop within the first 5 metres from a road).  And, in addition, new homes will have specialist ventilation to remove other particles from the air, and ventilate the flats from the North. The specialist ventilation also means noise pollution is reduced to the new homes as road-facing windows can be non-openable and acoustically glazed.

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    Are these new accommodations only for people who are currently on the bidding list?

    Marcia asked almost 2 years ago

    To apply for one of the new homes you will either need to sign up on the council’s housing register or, there will also be homes available through Reside, the Council’s affordable housing organisation.  If you have been accepted onto the register you can start to bid for properties when they become available. We expect the new homes at Padnall Lake to be available at the beginning of 2023. More information about how to apply through Resdie will be available in the New Year.

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