Gascoigne Estate, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

Major Community-led Estate Renewal Project in London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

Iceni Planning and Transport were instructed by East Thames Group and the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham in September 2013 to prepare a hybrid planning application to facilitate the regeneration and renewal of the Gascoigne Estate in Barking. Iceni were instructed to prepare a hybrid planning application comprising the demolition of 16 existing residential towers across the eastern portion of the estate and development of up to 1,575 new homes, two new schools and a range of supporting commercial and community uses. Iceni worked alongside two project architects; Allies and Morrison advising on the outline Masterplan and Levitt Bernstein advising on the detailed element for 421 new homes.

Iceni led negotiations with the GLA which principally focussed around the tenure mix proposed within the scheme. Key was justifying the change in tenure split and the socio-economic case for the removal of an 80% social rented residential development, and re-provision of a much higher proportion of private, shared-equity and rented homes.

The hybrid planning application was submitted in May 2014 which reflects a very short programme for a scheme of this scale. Planning approval was granted in October 2014 with unanimous political support.

Iceni are now retained to advise on various amendments to the scheme and submission of future reserved matters planning applications.


Iceni Planning and Transport are now also advising the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham on an outline planning application for 850 new homes on the western portion of the Gascoigne Estate, Barking. Working with Fraser Brown MacKenna architects, an outline planning application was submitted to the Borough and GLA in June 2017 and has now been approved.

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