Amended plans have been submitted for 1,280 homes on the site of Goodmayes Tesco.

The current 10.4-acre store on High Road will be redeveloped into a mixed-use site, with a new primary school and a village hall.

Developers Weston Homes say they amended initial plans following “month of consultations”.

In April this year, more than 100 residents gathered at a meeting at St Paul’s Church Community Centre to oppose the initial plans.

Weston Homes, along with development partner Tesco, say they have consulted with the Seven Kings Residents’ Association, Goodmayes Residents’ Association, TFL, GLA and Redbridge Council, and residents to amend the previously criticised plans.

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The number of homes has been reduced from 1,400 and the design of the landmark tower has been revised in order to make it slender “reducing the visual impact”.

Plans include 414 affordable homes, 35 per cent of the development, with a combination of social rented, shared ownership and discounted market sale homes.

A new 3-form primary school and a “community led” village hall are included in the update homes. Weston Homes says it is in communication with Goodmayes Residents’ Association regarding management of the hall.

The car parking provision has been reduced from 30 per cent of homes to 25 per cent while the Tesco car park has been reduced by 30 spaces.

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The scheme will have approximately 2,500 cycle bays and Weston Gomes has promised “enhanced access” to Goodmayes Railway Station through improved footpath and cycleways.

The scheme includes 7.9 acres of landscaped grounds, school playground space, residential amenity space and landscaped roofscape, with tree lined pedestrian walkways and public open areas.

Developers say the new Tesco will be equivalent in size to the current store and will be built in the current car park whilst the existing store remains open with a temporary car parking arrangement.

Once the new store is complete and open, the old store will be closed and demolished.

A further community consultation weekend is planned for November 29 and 30.

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