Deputy mayor wants second look at plan to build homes on Essex car plant

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Scheme to build 3,000 homes at former Ford factory in Dagenham was rejected last month

Plans by Countryside and L&Q to build close to 3,000 homes on a former Ford car plant in Essex have been called in by London’s deputy mayor after the scheme was thrown out by the local council last month.

Local authority Havering council said the Beam Park plans in Dagenham, drawn up by architect Patel Taylor, to build 2,900 homes were not good enough putting it at odds with neighbouring Barking and Dagenham which had already OK’d the scheme.

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