The building will primarily contain one and two-bedroom apartments (credit: Caerus Developments)
Caerus Developments previously applied to develop a mixture of four, five and six-storey buildings on a former car park for the Coral Greyhound Stadium in London Road.
However, the car park is no longer needed as major improvements have recently been made to the stadium.
Instead, Caerus intends to build 88 new homes on the site, 35 per cent of which would be classified as affordable housing.
There will be 37 one-bedroom apartments, 35 two-bedroom flats, 15 three-bedroom units and a couple of four-bedroom apartments.
The property will come with 56 car parking spaces, nine wheelchair spaces and 160 bicycle spaces. There will also be refuse and recycling facilities on the ground floor.
Havering Council’s Strategic Planning Committee unanimously voted in favour of the planning application during a virtual meeting yesterday evening.
It has previously been opposed by the Romford Civic Society who described the scheme as “excessively monumental and oppressive.”Tags: Romford, Havering
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