Planners say yes to homes plans

Planners give the green light for Royal Docks homestead.

Their decision was despite objections from residents living near the Royal Victoria Dock. They expressed concerns over the height of the proposed building and the provisions for parking spaces.

The proposal includes basement parking for 32 car park spaces, with motorcycle spaces and 200 cycle spaces. Plans include the construction of a neighbouring three-storey block, providing an energy centre for the proposed development plus internal area of commercial space.

The proposal also enivsage an open deck at first floor level, providing landscaped amenity space.

Planners were impressed with the designs and gave the application the go-ahead at the strategic development committee meeting on February 23. It has now been referred to the Mayor of London (GLA) for their approval and decision.

A report prepared before the meeting said the design was “considered exceptional and would create a striking landmark bookend to the series of tall buildings” along Royal Victoria Dock.

A planning application for the construction of a twenty-four storey tower containing commercial space at ground floor level and 161 residential units on floors above was received in February 2010.