Thames Gateway Development Corporation

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About the London Thames Gateway Urban Development which includes parts of the Royal Docks

Related pages:
About the Area
The Royal Docks - a short history
Royal Docks - development update
Regeneration - links and contacts

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Just six years after the London Docklands Development Corporation closed its doors for the last time the Government in May 2004 decided to set up a new London Thames Gateway urban development corporation (UDC). Its job is to help secure the regeneration of parts of six London Boroughs in East London on the north side of the River.  Click the following link to see a copy of the Government's -

more detailed decision document

In Newham the new UDC's area includes parts of East Beckton, Canning Town and the Lea Valley including the area to the west of Silvertown Way and south of the North Woolwich Road - the so-called Riverside Industrial Belt - but only as far as the Thames Barrier Park. It does not include Britannia Village or the site of the Silvertown Quays Development or the development lands adjoining the Royal Albert and King George V Docks. Proposals to include parts of the London Boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley were dropped. The boundaries of the new UDC were the subject of a detailed study by consultants commissioned by the Government - click here to see a copy of their report (.pdf - 1.62mb)

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The decision follows a consultation exercise conducted by the Government between November 2003 and February 2004.  Click here to see a copy of the Consultation Document (.pdf - 313kb). 

This UDC, and the one set up in Thurrock, reflects the Government’s view that in some parts of the wider Thames Gateway - those parts of London, Essex and Kent bordering the Thames from the Isle of Dogs to Southend in Essex and Rochester in Kent - the task of land assembly for regeneration, as well as planning, financing and project management, is beyond the scope of the established bodies. It thus wants UDCs to oversee what is a very large-scale regeneration project.

The Corporation operates from offices at South Quay Plaza 3 on the Isle of Dogs [LTGDC contact details].

More Information

There is more information on the LTGDC website

For an overview of the development of the Thames Gateway visit the website of the Department for Communities and Local Govenment.

For more information on the work of the former London Docklands Development Corporation visit the LDDC History Pages

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The Royal Docks Trust (London)
Registered in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee: Registration No: 3032232
Registered as a charity: Registration No: 1045057
Registered office: 37 Rushey Green, Catford, London SE6 4AF