Homes under the Planner: Applications submitted, approved or refused

Application submitted for 196 Gorseway, Rush Green, Barking And Dagenham, RM7 0SH

An application has been submitted to determine whether it's lawful to convert this property into a home for five residents with care needs - Credit: Google Maps

Are you interested in upcoming and proposed developments in Barking and Dagenham?

Here’s a round-up of some notable planning applications submitted or determined over the last 30 days or so.

For more information on the below proposals, and a full list of all applications, visit the council’s planning portal.

Submitted

Application lodged to remove signage from HSBC at 23 Ripple Road in Barking, IG11 7NW

An application has been submitted to remove all external signage and ATMs at the HSBC in Barking ahead of the branch's closure in September - Credit: Google Maps

What: Remove the existing signage, CCTV and external machines at this HSBC branch ahead of its closure in September.

Where: 23 Ripple Road, Barking, IG11 7NW

When: Application received - May 31

Reference: 22/00940/ADVERT

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Further information: This branch is one of 69 confirmed to be closing as HSBC customers continue to move toward online banking.

The bank made the announcement back in March.

Submitted

Application submitted for 196 Gorseway, Rush Green, Barking And Dagenham, RM7 0SH

An application has been submitted to determine whether it's lawful to convert this property into a home for five residents with care needs - Credit: Google Maps

What: To ascertain whether it's lawful to convert this property from a dwelling house into a home for five residents with care needs.

Where: 196 Gorseway, Rush Green, RM7 0SH

When: Application received - May 17

Reference: 22/00831/CLUP

Further information: This proposal aims to provide residential care for a maximum of five vulnerable young adults aged between 17-24.

One member of staff would be on site at all times, taking the total number of occupants to six.

Approved

Application approved to change part of the Mirravale Trading Estate on Selinas Lane, Dagenham, RM8 1YY

An application has been approved to change part of the Mirravale Trading Estate into a multi-function training and events centre - Credit: Google Maps

What: To change the use of the first floor from offices to a multi-function training and events centre.

Where: Units 1-2 Mirravale Trading Estate, Selinas Lane, Dagenham, RM8 1YY

When: Application approved - May 15

Reference: 22/00385/FULL

Further information: The proposed events centre - with capacity to seat 150 people - is intended to host civil marriage ceremonies, birthday parties and educational/employment training courses (among other events).

Currently vacant, the site's last known use was as a stationery company owned by B.J. Brown Business Machines Ltd.

Refused

Plans have been submitted to turn the front of the Akanjee Foundation Islamic Centre into a shop

Plans to turn the front of the Akanjee Foundation Islamic Centre into a shop have been refused - Credit: Google

What: Change the use of a section of the ground floor from a place of worship to retail.

Where: Akanjee Foundation Islamic Centre, 86 Longbridge Road, Barking, IG11 8SF

When: Application refused - May 13

Reference: 22/00444/FULL

Further information: The application was refused because the proposal would result in the loss of 29.435sqm of community floor space.

According to the decision notice, this loss was not justified by the applicant - meaning "the harm arising from the scheme is considered to outweigh any significant benefits".