Thameside West development given the green light

Plans to build 5,000 homes, a primary school and a new DLR station on the bank of the River Thames have been approved by Jules Pipe, the deputy mayor of London for planning.

The Thameside West scheme,by Keystone London and GLA Land & Property, comprises 5,000 new homes (of which 1,700 will be affordable), 205,000 sq ft of office space and 75,400 sq ft of retail and leisure space.

The masterplan also includes almost six acres of public open space, a new DLR station, a primary school and a nursery.

Max James, chief executive of Keystone London, said: “We are delighted the deputy mayor has given us the go-ahead for Thameside West which will enable us to create an exceptional new neighbourhood on one of the last major riverfront locations left on the Thames.

Thameside West offers the opportunity to create a new and integrated community on the Thames with a genuinely sustainable mix of homes and workplaces aimed at a wide range of people living and working in this vibrant part of London.

“Working in partnership with GLAP, London Borough of Newham and the local community, we hope to start on site shortly to begin development of this key site which will inject new life into this important part of the borough.”