72 new homes proposed to replace a former Dagenham pub

Plans have been submitted for the redevelopment of the former Bull Inn on Rainham Road South in Dagenham.

The circa 0.26-hectare plot is located at the junction of Rainham Road South and Ballards Road. The site comprises a former pub building which has been converted into retail.

The pub ceased trading in 2013 and the ground floor of the building was then converted to retail, with one small retail unit in operation.

The proposed site as seen from Google Street View, image capture date September 2021.

Proposed are two new buildings comprising 72 new homes, including 35% affordable homes provided; 13 for low-cost rent, 12 for intermediate rent, and 47 for private sale.

The site is located within a site allocation as part of the planning authorities as part of the draft local plan.

The application site includes the Ibscott Close Estate and the roundabout of Ballards Road/Rainham Road South.

The allocation seeks the comprehensive redevelopment of this area for “circa 831 homes, flexible commercial and community floorspace, open spaces, and improvements to the environmental quality and public realm”.

CGI rendering of the proposed scheme, image credit Formation Architects.

If approved the scheme referred to as “The Bull, Dagenham” is located a 7-minute walk from Dagenham East Underground Station and is located immediately adjacent to a bus stop.

The bus stop provides access to services towards Ilford, Romford, Rainham, and Barking; accordingly, the site has a moderate Public Transport Accessibility Level (‘PTAL’) of 3.

Proposals have been submitted on behalf of landowner & applicant Hollybrook Homes, with Formation Architects being appointed to produce design and access proposals for the site.