Permission granted for co-living accommodation in South Woodford

Permission has been granted to build co-living accommodation at 52–58 Chigwell Road.

The development will see the existing buildings – a nursey, car dealership and tyre sales – replaced by 50 residential units, with ancillary gym, communal kitchen, a workspace, café and lounge and reception. The site will also include a replacement nursery. “This was approved despite reservations and with the developers paying Redbridge Council £100k to opt out of providing any affordable housing,” said a South Woodford Society spokesperson.