A key development area for the council is the St James Quarter which already has a massive amount of redevelopment underway. The council has recently refurbished properties in the Conservation Area and new businesses are starting to move in - my favourite greasy spoon cafe being replaced by a Coffee Grind!
701 flats are due to be built adding another 1,500 people to the area.
518 flats in blocks up to 16 storeys
After many years as an underused car park and then when it received planning permission for a Morrisons store they pulled out, this site has been underused for decades. Planning Permission was granted for residential but the developer decided to let Network Rail use the site for storing the equipment for the upgrade of the Barking to Gospel Oak line. At last development is underway and the groundworks have been completed and work has started on building the flats.
183 flats in 8 storey blocks
Despite being planned much later than the South Grove site work started before the other site and the flats are nearing completion and are on sale for £600k.
This part of the site may be developed by the council's new development company Sixty Bricks.