North elevation of the proposed scheme, amongst existing built context.

104 New Car-Free Homes Proposed for Chadwell Heath

Proposals have been submitted to the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham for the Former White Horse Pub Site in Chadwell Heath.

The former public house occupies a prominent position at the corner of the High Road and St Chad’s Road within 0.5miles, (9 min walk) of Chadwell Heath Rail Station. Chadwell Heath is served by the Elizabeth Line, which will shortly have journey times of less than 45 minutes to stations serving all of London’s leading entertainment and business districts

This parcel of land is 0.3 Ha and has current planning permission for 53 homes and retention of the existing White Horse Pub, however following 2 devastating fires in 2020 and 2021 the pub is now beyond repair, and the current owners have appointed a consultant team to bring this application forward, with the ambition of providing a new pub facility within the scheme.

The proposed scheme is seen from Chadwell Heath High Road, image credit RM_A Architects.

Plans submitted to the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham propose 104 new homes situated atop a ground floor commercial unit of 273 square meters, with the aspiration that is a replacement for the currently dilapidated White Horse pub.

As previously stated it’s easy walking distance to an Elizabeth Line station and a number of bus services on the immediately adjacent High Road, no private car parking spaces have been provided for the exclusive use of residents aside from the 3 accessible spaces that are being proposed as on-street parking bays.

The idea is that it would be shared between existing residents, patrons of the re-provided pub, and various deliveries for future residents.

Residents access yard and amenity space, image credit RM_A Architects.

Within the 104 new homes proposed for the brownfield site in Chadwell Heath, 56 of these are one-bedroom homes, another 40 are 2-bed and the final 8 are additional units.

This further cements the intention to appeal to smaller households, particularly car-free ones.

However, only 22% are deemed affordable and classified as habitable rooms. The proposal incorporates a tenure split of 64% London Affordable Rent and 36% Shared Ownership.