- London Riverside
The London Riverside is a new development area in East London,
Englandand part of the larger Thames Gatewayredevelopment zone.
It is one of two zones whose responsibility for delivery is with
London Thames Gateway Development Corporation; the other is the Lower Lea Valleyredevelopment. The area of the London Riverside development stretches from Becktonin the London Borough of Newhamin the west to Wennington in the London Borough of Haveringin the east. [cite local authority | url=http://www.havering.gov.uk/media/pdf/8/0/Contents_a-w.pdf | name=Havering |type=London Borough Council | title=Ideas for London Riverside |accessdate=2008-03-20] The development spans the River Thamesadjacent sections of these boroughs and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Much of the development will re-use brownfield industrial land on the river. The area totals 35 km². It is expected that by 2016 the London Riverside will provide 20,000 new homes and 25,000 jobs.
The boundaries of the London Riverside have expanded somewhat over time. The original area was bounded by the
River Thamesto the south and the former A13 road(now the A1306) to the north and stretched only as far west as Barking Reach. It has since expanded to include East Beckton and Barking Town.
Since October 2005, the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation has taken over planning functions from the local councils for this area. As of July 2006 the plans include:
Barking Riverside- 1.8 km², new community with 10,800 new homes, facilities and DLR extension ["DLR extension for Barking Riverside". Building Design, 3/17/2006 Issue 1713]
South Dagenham- mixed use site
Dagenham Dock- 1.33 km², environmentally sustainable business cluster
*Barking Town - £500 million redevelopment, planned to be strategic centre of London Riverside development
*Wildspace, also known as the London Riverside Conservation Park, - 6.4 km², a conservation, recreation and amenity zone at Rainham [ [http://www.24dash.com/content/news/viewNews.php?navID=2&newsID=11475 24dash.com] - "
'World-class' riverside conservation park for Thames Gateway"]
East London Transit- a transport scheme connecting the development to Barking and Ilford [ [http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/east-london-transit/int.shtml Transport for London] - East London Transit]
* [http://www.ltgdc.org.uk/aboutus/aboutlondonriverside/ London Thames Gateway Development Corporation - London Riverside]
*cite local authority | url=http://www.barking-dagenham.gov.uk/5-work/regeneration/riverside/lon-riverside-menu.html | name=Barking and Dagenham | type=London Borough Council | title= London Riverside | accessdate=2008-03-20
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/content/articles/2007/02/07/thames_gateway_london_riverside_feature.shtml BBC London] - London Riverside
* [http://www.blitzandblight.com/england/london/barkingriverside/ blitzandblight.com / Barking Riverside]
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