Local residents and businesses will have a further opportunity to share their views on the emerging plans to transform the Bridge Close Industrial Estate, an area of Romford Town Centre set within the ring road and alongside the River Rom.

The proposals are being brought forward by a joint venture between Havering Council and First Base, an urban regeneration specialist, and Savills Investment Management, who own land in Bridge Close.

The public exhibition is taking place on Saturday 14 September, from 10am to 4pm at The Brewery Romford (Brewery Walk, Romford, Essex, RM1 1AU) in the ground atrium near the entrance to Sainsbury’s.

The exhibition marks the final stage of consultation on the redevelopment of Bridge Close to create a new quarter of Romford Town Centre, delivering new homes, including much needed affordable housing, as well as a primary school, health services and community facilities.

The plans also seek to create new pedestrian and cycle links to the town centre alongside attractive public spaces along a stretch of the River Rom for the whole community to enjoy.

Councillor Damian White, Leader of Havering Council, said:

“Havering residents are at the heart of everything we do so it’s always good to hear directly from local people and businesses.

“The regeneration of Bridge Close will open up this part of Romford town centre for the whole community to enjoy; with the revival of the River Rom, new homes and community facilities

“I encourage everyone to come along and have their say on how the plans will be developed”.

A spokesperson at First Base said:

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has attended and given their feedback at the three consultation events we have already held. We believe it’s crucial to ensure the community is part of the journey as the plans develop, so the level of engagement to date is very exciting.”

“Our team will review all of the comments and feedback we receive during the consultation to ensure that they can be taken into account before a planning application is submitted to the Council later this year”.