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Have your say on Barking and Dagenham College car park plans

PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 September 2015

Protesters outside Barking & Dagenham College in July. Former governer Cllr Peter Harris (third right) quit over the proposal

Protesters outside Barking & Dagenham College in July. Former governer Cllr Peter Harris (third right) quit over the proposal

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Opponents to the building of up to 125 homes on a college car park can now make their views known.

Outline planning permission for the development at Barking and Dagenham College has been submitted amid concerns from residents and councillors.

“The college land they want to build on is green belt,” said Cllr Mick McCarthy, who is against it.

“They don’t have exceptional circumstances to build on it, and it will create parking problems.”

But acting principal and CEO, Yvonne Kelly, responded: “The proposal to redevelop a car park at our Rush Green campus and to reinvest in a Centre for Advanced Technologies has the needs of local people at its heart,”

“The proposals, which are being developed in consultation with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and the Greater London Authority, reflect the need for local residents to have access to the skills training they need to secure jobs in London’s global economy, and that the development itself is in keeping with local surroundings.”

The consultation runs until October 14. Visit paplan.lbbd.gov.uk


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