The team planning to build the 10,800-home Barking Riverside scheme in east London has submitted three planning applications for the first 4,000

The joint venture between the Homes and Communities Agency and Bellway has sent the applications to the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation for the first phases of the £1.9bn development. Work is set to begin on the first 1,500 homes towards the end of this year. Sheppard Robson and Maccreanor Lavington designed the first part of the development, with Hyder as the consultant