Russell-Cooke advises Vistry Partnerships on new development in Barkingside

Alexandra Ground, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, real estate planning and construction team.
Alex Ground
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Russell-Cooke’s planning team recently advised Vistry Partnerships and Peabody on the planning aspects of a residential scheme which will deliver 98 new affordable homes. The development will cover the area next to Barkingside Tube station and has been granted approval by Redbridge Council.

Both Vistry and Peabody have been working with Transport for London to bring the development forward. The development will have a strong focus on embedding sustainability, and will be powered by renewable energy sources such as air source heat pumps. Green roofs, allotments and communal gardens will also be delivered as part of the scheme.

Partner Alex Ground said ”It is always extremely satisfying to be involved in helping to facilitate the building of affordable housing and the focus on sustainability and green energy in this scheme is also gratifying as it sets a blueprint for other similar developments.”  

Vistry Partnerships London managing director Ray Toft said: “As one of the largest partnership-focused developers in the UK, Barkingside is exactly the type of project we love to deliver. We’re transforming an area of brownfield land into high quality, affordable homes for our partners Peabody and Transport for London, creating genuine opportunities for Londoners to own and rent a new home.”

James McMylor, Regional Managing Director North East London at Peabody, said: "Redbridge Council's approval of plans to transform this builder's yard into 98 new affordable homes for rent and shared ownership in Barkingside is great news for the community. The effectively car-free scheme, powered by renewable energy, sets the standard for sustainable neighbourhoods. New residents will enjoy the balance of fantastic transport links directly into the city with enhanced green space on their doorstep. Along with Transport for London and Vistry Partnerships, we look forward to starting on this 100 per cent affordable scheme this year and welcoming new residents in 2025."

Russell-Cooke delivers advice on the complete range of planning issues and last year were involved in obtaining planning permission for the refurbishment of the House of Fraser store in Oxford Street.

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