Scoping: 30 Storey Tower in Ilford

An Environmental Impact Assessment scoping application has been submitted for the construction of a 30 storey tower at the eastern end of Ilford’s shopping street.

The building will contain 147 homes ranging from studios to two bed apartments. In addition to the 30 storey peak, the building would step down to 12 and then 6 storeys.

Retail units would be provided at the ground level, replacing the existing – but current vacant and derelict – units on site, at 226 to 224 High Road.

The site isn’t new to the planning system, with permission having already been granted for a substantially smaller scheme, of 101 flats in a 15 storey building.

The existing buildings are Victorian villas with shopping units in their front gardens. Immediately to the east of the site is a 20 floor tower around a decade old, and across the street is a post war 13 storey office block. A smaller new residential building is currently under construction to the rear.

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