Should we rebuild 482-528 Rainham Road South?

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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 considering whether to replace the existing flats at 482-528 Rainham Road South.

The council has asked us, at Be First, to look into this. During September we will be visiting every resident to get their views.

It is important to remember that if the rebuilding goes ahead, we would have to demolish your home. But, we would guarantee you have the right to return, if you want to, once the rebuilding work is completed. We anticipate this would be by the summer of 2023.

And, if you decide to return, you can get involved in the design of the new homes.

So, we very much hope that you will give us your views.

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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 considering whether to replace the existing flats at 482-528 Rainham Road South.

The council has asked us, at Be First, to look into this. During September we will be visiting every resident to get their views.

It is important to remember that if the rebuilding goes ahead, we would have to demolish your home. But, we would guarantee you have the right to return, if you want to, once the rebuilding work is completed. We anticipate this would be by the summer of 2023.

And, if you decide to return, you can get involved in the design of the new homes.

So, we very much hope that you will give us your views.

  • Sign up to receive regular emails about our progress
  • Take a moment to find out more
  • Please feel free to ask us your questions
  • See who to contact for independent advice
  • If you didn't already complete our survey when we visited, you can do so below.
  • Progress update

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    27 Mar 2020
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    We are currently working with our colleagues at the council, looking at the comments made by residents during the recent consultation.

    We had expected to report back in March, but given the current situation with Covid-19, a decision on the next steps is likely to be delayed. We will be in touch with residents by letter as soon as we have more information. We apologise for the delay.