The second phase of Newham Council’s £300m regeneration scheme was awarded outline planning permission

An additional 261 affordable homes have been added to plans for a Custom House regeneration project approved by Newham Council this week.

As well as the 95 affordable homes currently under construction, the next phase of the Custom House masterplan includes a further 261 affordable homes, bringing the total to 356. 


Image of proposed Custom House regeneration

The £300m project is among a number of regeneration schemes taking place around stops on the recently opened London Underground Elizabeth Line.

Newham Strategic Development Committee approved the outline planning application on Tuesday. 

In total, the masterplan is for 629 homes, more than half of which will be affordable, along with new community facilities including a new health hub, nursery, bus stop and cycling links.

As well as investment in new homes, the plans support a wider transformation of the area, including a new high street around Freemasons Road.

The council is currently seeking a main works contractor to deliver the next phase of the project, with further planning applications expected to go in next year.

The regeneration project was first approved by Custom House residents in December 2022. At the time, the Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz, said: “Our community in Custom House have waited twenty years too long for much needed improvements to this much loved neighbourhood.

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”The ‘yes’ vote is a testament to their success in driving the regeneration plans through a people-powered co-production process that has led to the development of an exciting masterplan that will transform the area for the benefit of our residents.

“Step by step we will take this project forward with residents in the same way we have since 2018, keeping them at the heart of our co-designed plans. The masterplan developed with the community will be taken forward together as we renew Custom House.”