It looks like London is set to get a new £110m film studio, as planning permission is given for a new complex in Dagenham at last.

After a prolonged period where it looked like the project might not get the go ahead, the planned Dagenham Studios project in London has finally been given the greenlight.

The project was given planning approval by Barking and Dagenham at a meeting earlier this week, and now the £110m 22 -acre studios can go ahead. It’ll feature six sizeable sound stages, offices, and facilities for pretty much all stages of TV and film production.

The project has been under threat when, last October, a major Los Angeles investor pulled out of the studio due to uncertainty over a post-Brexit world in the UK (don’t start, I’m just reporting it). But it looks as if things have been put back together.

Council leader Darren Rodwell said that “it gives the green light to what will be London’s largest film studio, so it’s a major milestone in the renewal of a part of London badly hit by de-industrialisation and austerity”.

The plans now have to go to the Mayor of London for sign-off, and if all gets rubber stamped, then building work should finally get underway in 2021.

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