Newham Council planning officers have recommended planning consent be
granted for St Modwens proposed 100m redevelopment of Londons Queens
St Modwen is planning to redevelop the market near Upton Park tube station
into 91,000 sq ft of market stalls and shops and 350 homes.
The retail will be divided into 23,000 sq ft of market stalls and 68,000 sq
ft of shops. It will also include a 20,000 sq ft civic front office
facility facing onto Green Street.
The scheme, which goes before the council next Wednesday, has faced
opposition from local group The Friends of Queens Market who fear that
St Modwen will hike rents once the scheme has been developed. Newham Council
owns the freehold of the land and St Modwen will take a long lease on when
the development is completed.