Telford homes receives green light to grant planning consent for 1,000 plus new homes in Ilford

Telford Homes has received a unanimous revised resolution to grant planning consent for the 4.82-acre Sainsbury’s site in Ilford, aiming to deliver in excess of 1,000 new homes.

Following the original resolution to grant in December 2022, the scheme has been adjusted to respond to emerging revised fire safety guidance — this required five of the proposed seven buildings on site to be redesigned with a secondary means of escape.

The homes will be a combination of BTR, affordable housing and PBSA. It will be set within a new landscaped public realm, with a new public park at the heart of the development.

The scheme will also be supported by new flexible commercial spaces and a new Sainsbury’s store purpose-built to meet the needs of the new and existing communities.  

The scale of the site offers the opportunity for high quality sustainable placemaking, with the space and flexibility to deliver substantial amenities to meet the demands of future residents and the wider community.

The scheme will be purposely designed for BTR, a market that is fast emerging in Ilford, underpinned by strong demographic trends, and will provide new, high-quality rental homes in a previously under-utilised brownfield site.

The site is located within a three-minute walk of Ilford Station, providing direct links to key interchanges at Stratford and Liverpool Street.

Anne Kavanagh, CEO at Telford Homes, commented: “We are delighted to have received a unanimous revised resolution to grant planning consent for the Chapel Place development in Ilford.

“The site has been allocated for mixed-use development in the Redbridge Local Plan, which sets out the Council’s aim to deliver over 17,250 new homes, 5,000 jobs and vital community infrastructure across the borough.

“Chapel Place allows us to deliver a mixed tenure of quality housing and commercial space in response to the needs of the area, whilst significantly improving the public realm.”

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