Plans revealed for 22-storey block of flats on site of former Barking pub

PUBLISHED: 10:14 18 October 2018

The White Horse pub was demolished in 2016. Picture: Steve Poston

The White Horse pub was demolished in 2016. Picture: Steve Poston


Five years on from the closure of Barking’s White Horse pub, the site could finally be set for redevelopment - in the shape of a 22-storey block of flats.

The patch of land on the corner of London Road and North Street has remained empty since 2016, when the former pub, which closed down in December 2013, was demolished.

Now developers have submitted an environmental impact assessment screening letter - an early stage in the planning process - to Barking and Dagenham Council.

In it, plans for the 188-flat development are outlined - with the development set to be built across both the former pub site and the adjacent car park currently used by buses.

This includes the proposal of 35 per cent affordable homes, and 583 sq m of commercial space as part of the development.

The 22 floors will mean it is just under half the height of Canary Wharf’s One Canada Square building, which consists of 50 storeys.

Should the scheme get approved, construction is set to begin in April 2020, with a scheduled completion date of October 2022.

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