A £70million borough-led programme which will create more than 7,000 apprenticeships and training opportunities and boost economic growth in the capital has been given the green light.
Tesco has submitted an application to convert the grade II listed Doctor Johnson Pub in Barkingside into a convenience store and three homes.
Several projects have made the shortlist of the London Planning Awards for 2014, including the Bow Cross Estate.
Barking & Dagenham Council are to be the first borough to benefit from a new fund – receiving £150m for new affordable homes.
Six homeless people have been housed in properties on the Carpenters Estate, previously illegally occupied by protestors.
Barking and Dagenham Councillors have agreed a number of actions and recommendations which will help deliver the transport infrastructure necessary to unlock the borough’s growth potential.
A building formerly used as an arts college is now home to a community cookery school.
Newham Council has approved phase two of the Royal Wharf development.