Former Stratford pub to become flats

The Trowel and Telegraph (picture: Google Maps)

The Trowel and Telegraph (picture: Google Maps) - Credit: Google Streetview

A former pub is to make way for eight new homes after planning permission to redevelop the site was granted.

The Trowel and Telegraph, on Church Street, will be knocked down, with a new block of flats being built in its place.

Newham Council approved the decision on Thursday, saying in a report that “no objection has been received from any residents within the adjoining buildings, and in contrast, a letter of support has been received from the resident at 49A Church Street.”

The application form was submitted in March by Jacktar Sandhu, on behalf of Milan Babic Architects.

The block will contain three one-bedroom flats, two two-bedroom flats and three three-bedroom flats, one of which will be a duplex.


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In addition, there will be a landscaped amenity area and two parking spaces, with room to store 14 bicycles.

The report continued: “The letter of support welcomes the proposed development due to issues of anti-social behaviour and noise that was present during the previous use of the site as a public house.

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“The proposed development is therefore considered to improve the current use of the site as it will occupy the land and discourage anti-social activities.”

Work on the block must begin within the next three years, and when complete will provide homes for 25 people.

Each of the flats will have more floor space than required by the London Plan Standard, which determines the minimum size of new homes in the capital.

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