A site next to Forest Gate rail station in east London is set for redevelopment after a series of failed regeneration attempts in the past two years.

The London Borough of Newham and the Greater London Authority have given their approval to the £26m mixed-use scheme on the 0.7 ha brownfield site.

Registered social landlord Toynbee Housing Association is client for the development, which is designed by architect Stock Woolstencroft.

The scheme combines commercial space at street level, including the restoration of a locally listed pub.

A total of 160 homes are split between balconied apartment blocks of three, four and seven storeys, and family-oriented housing with private gardens.

Almost 80% of the homes will be affordable, with a mix of shared ownership, affordable rent and keyworker housing. The remainder will be for market sale.

The GLA has praised the design for the site, saying: “The masterplanning demonstrates current good practice. The residential development surrounding the urban square creates a coherent built form and a sense of enclosure.”