Weston Homes and supermarket partner Tesco are currently seeking the submission of planning applications for the redevelopment of the Tesco store and carpark in Goodmayes.
Intending to get the ball rolling this Spring, the partners are looking redevelop the 10.4-acre site into a mixed-development site that will include a new Tesco store, a primary school and up to 1,400 new homes.
This build of new homes comes as part of the partnered plan to create a new community that will include 35% affordable housing, assisting in meeting Redbridge’s increased ‘housing need’.
The proposals will also include the provision of a new three-form primary school, local employment space through the provision of workshops and cafes, and the creation of a public realm on the site.
According to reports, it is of “paramount importance” that Tesco maintains continuity of trading if the site is redeveloped, with a new store due to be built in the current car park, while the existing store remains open with a temporary car parking arrangement – if applications are successful.
Once proposals are more progressed, there will be ‘engagement’ with the local community and public.