NEWS > LTGDC launches vision for London Riverside
Published: Saturday, 19 Apr, 2008
On 19 March 2008, the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC) launched itís vision for London Riverside, one of the most exciting areas in the Thames Gateway for urban growth and regeneration
On 19 March 2008, the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC) launched it’s vision for London Riverside, one of the most exciting areas in the Thames Gateway for urban growth and regeneration.
LTGDC, the London Development Agency (LDA) and English Partnerships together with the councils of Newham, Havering and Barking and Dagenham are working together to dramatically redevelop London Riverside and create a flagship location for sustainable urban living and employment.
With plans for new transport links and the regeneration of existing town centres and other existing infrastructure, the London Riverside is set to become a distinctive and uplifting part of London . Plans are in place to provide over 30,000 new homes and 17,000 new local jobs.
Peter Andrews, Chief Executive of LTGDC, says: “London Riverside is a truly exciting project and steadily we are demonstrating how it is possible to transform what was previously a neglected space into a dynamic community where people want to work, invest, live and relax. We have already seen real transformation on the ground with, for example, the successful development of Wildspace – the largest public park to be created in London in over a century.”
New plans for transport include an extension of the DLR to Barking Riverside and Dagenham Dock and the development of ferry crossings between Barking Riverside and Erith town centre. Barking town centre will also be remodelled and completely revitalised with approximately 9,000 new homes and the historic village of Rainham will have 3,000 new homes, a new transport interchange, public squares as well as a new library and learning centre.
LTGDC’s Wildspace Conservation Park is a network of green spaces linking into the East London Green Grid. At 645 hectares, Wildspace is twice the size of Hampstead Heath and is expected to become a national destination attracting up to 1 million visitors per year. A new environmental and education centre has already been developed and plans are in place to develop a host of innovative projects and visitor attractions.
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