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THE Trust still receives requests for information from those interested in the former London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC) and the regeneration of Docklands area.
Although the Trust administers a £2.7m endowment left by the LDDC for the continued running of a community grants programme in the Trust's area (jointly with the local authority), and still holds funds for a number of projects which LDDC was unable to complete before its demise, it is not the residuary authority for the area; nor is it the custodian of archive material from the former LDDC.
The following information may be of help to those searching for information.
Royal Docks - a brief history
Follow this link for a short history of the Royal Docks
The LDDC - Background Note
Follow this link for a short note about the the LDDC for short note about the the LDDC written by a former officer who served the Corporation throughout the whole of its operational life.
On the approach to its winding up in 1998 the LDDC published its Regeneration Statement and nine monographs describing its work and achievements in the principal fields in which it operated. As a service to students these have been reproduced in HTML format and and are available at LDDC History Pages:-
The LDDC withdrew from its area by stages starting with Bermondsey Riverside on 30th October 1994 and ending with the Royal Docks 31st March 1998. As each area was "de-designated" the Corporation published a booklet with a brief history of the area and of the LDDC's work there. These are also available at LDDC History Pages as follows:-
In 1997/98 the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) commissioned an evaluation of the LDDC by Cambridge Policy Consultants Ltd. This followed an earlier baseline report undertaken by consultants PriceWaterhouse. Summaries of these reports are available on the DETR's website:-
NAO Report - How European Cities Achieve Renaissance
In 2007 the National Audit Office carried out a study of how central government departments work with each other and with regional and local bodies to deliver the Government's ambitious aspirations for the Thames Gateway. As part of this study the NAO explored how seven European cities or regions have tackled regeneration and brrought sustainable growth and renewal to local communities. Brief summaries of these companion studies are published in the NAO publication How European Cities Achieve Renaissance. Among the short reports, on pages 21-28, is one on the LDDC's work in London Docklands.
SUCCESSOR PLANNING AUTHORITIES
ON de-designation of the former Urban Development Area administered by the LDDC, the planning functions and the records associated with them devolved upon the three local councils, i.e. the London Boroughs of Newham, Tower Hamlets and Southwark:
Tel: 020 8472 1430
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Tel: 020 7364 5000
Regeneration and Environment Department
Tel: 020 7525 5404
HOMES AND COMMUNITIES AGENCY
THE general residuary body of the LDDC was the Commission for the New Towns which which in due course was incorporated into English Partnerships - whihc was billed as the "national regeneration agency which seeks to support high quality sustainable growth in England". Since then English Partnerships have been incorporated into Homes and Communities Agency. The address of the office responsible for the ordinary residue of the LDDC's responsibilities, and its archives, is as follows:-
Homes and Communities Agency
Tel: 01908 692692
LONDON DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
In the Royal Docks, English Partnerships took over the LDDC's remaining land for development. They established a local Project Office operated in partnership with the London Borough of Newham. In July 2000, the interests, assets and liabilities of English Partnerships in the London region transferred to the new London Development Agency (LDA). Click here for a brief note about the Royal Docks development and the work of the LDA. Contact details for the LDA are as follow:
Public Liaison Unit
020 7593 9000
LONDON THAMES GATEWAY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
The London Thames Gateway Development Corporationan is an urban development corporation set up in 2005 to secure the redevelopment of two East London areas in the Thames Gateway within Greater Lonson including part of the Royal Docks.
DOCKLANDS LIGHT RAILWAY
ANOTHER body pivotal to the regeneration of the Docklands is the Docklands Light Railway. Its address and telephone number are as follows:-
Docklands Light Railway Limited
Tel: 020 7987 9898
THE following organisations may also be able to help:
LDDC History Pages at http://www.lddc-history.org.uk
London City Airport Consultative Committee at http://www.lcacc.org - this site contains useful historical and other material about the Royal Docks and about the part played by the Airport in the Docklands story.
Canary Wharf Limited at http://www.canarywharf.co.uk - History Page.
London Docklands Online at http://www.london-docklands.co.uk - about Docklands today.
Dockland Business Club at http://www.docklandsbusiness.org.uk/
The Royal Docks Management Authority (RODMA) at http://www.rodma.co.uk
The ExCeL Exhibition Centre at http://www.excel-london.co.uk
Newham Net at http://www.newham.net
The Docklands Campus of the University of East London at http://www.uel.ac.uk/about_uel/why_uel/docklands_transport.htm
The Museum in Docklands at http://www.museumindocklands.org.uk/
Maritime Britain at http://www.maritimebritain.org.uk/
TourEast London at http://www.visiteastlondon.co.uk/
Leaside Regeneration at http://www.leasideregeneration.com/
Lower Lea Valley Regeneration at http://www.lowerleavalley.com/index.shtml
Olympic Joint Planning Authorities Team at http://www.olympicsjpat.org.uk/
Island History Trust at http://www.islandhistory.org.uk
Newham Local History Library at http://www.newham.gov.uk/content/Leisure/archives_local_studies_library.jsp
Tower Hamlets Local History Library at http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/data/community/data/libraries/data/history-archive.cfm
East London History Society at http://www.eastlondonhistory.fsnet.co.uk/
The Isle of Dogs Community Foundation at http://www.idcf.org
The Docklands Forum, 192 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5HU, Tel: 020 7377 1822, Fax: 020 7247 5637
New Docklands Environment and Leisure (Tower Bridge) at http://www.tower-bridge.org.uk/
The Internet Geographer at http://www.internetgeographer.co.uk
Tours of Docklands at http://www.toursoflondondocklands.com
Thames Gateway Partnership at http://www.thames-gateway.org.uk
Regeneration-UK.com at http://www.regeneration-uk.com/
Rotherhithe, Surrey Docks, Surrey Quays, London SE16 at http://www.se16.btinternet.co.uk
London's Industrial Heritage at http://www.cix.co.uk/~petermarshall/
Gillian Burrows (Local Artist) at http://www.artistgb.com/
AVP Multimedia publish for sale an integrated CR-ROM London Docklands commissioned by LDDC in 1997 - for more information go to http://www.avp.co.uk - see Picturebase (Cross Curricular) page. AVP can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Al Howland at http://www.howland.co.uk
Docklands Past and Present at http://www.bardaglea.org.uk/bridges/docklands/docklands-intro.html
The Docklands: Revitalisierende Maßnahmen seit den 1970er Jahren at http://www.geographie.uni-erlangen.de/london/docklands/revital.htm
"Life in the Jungle" by Michael Heseltine (Hodder and Stoughton, 2000, ISBN 0 340 73915 0) - see especially pages 130,153, 200, 211-214, 380, 397-398 and 515
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