Lower Lea Valley

Lower Lea Valley

The Lower Lea Valley is the area surrounding the River Lea (or Lee), which runs along the boundary of the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Newham and into the River Thames. Much of the area is included in the masterplan of London's bid for the 2012 Olympic games, which will provide a legacy of facilities for this currently run-down area. There are plans to redevelop all the derelict and underutilised parts of the valley, which will take until 2020 or beyond. The largest single redevelopment scheme in the area is Stratford City.

The Lower Lea valley is within the wider Thames Gateway regeneration area, and is part of the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation's remit.

A 2005 documentary "What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day?" focused on the history and landscape of the Lower Lea Valley. The film was made by Paul Kelly in conjunction with British pop group Saint Etienne.

External links

* [http://www.lda.gov.uk/server/show/nav.001002001001009 Details on the London Development Agency's site]
* [http://www.blitzandblight.com/england/london/lowerleavalley/ blitzandblight.com / Lower Lea Valley]

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