Jobs and homes planned for Royal Docks

Thu 14th April 2016, 10:54 am

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced a public consultation over plans to transform further parts of the Royal Docks and adjoining Beckton Riverside, which could deliver more than 24,000 homes and 60,000 jobs.

Chinese developer ABP has also secured planning permission for a large financial and business district in the area, creating over 20,000 jobs and generating £6 billion for the London economy.

The docks are also set to benefit from major transport infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and new crossings over the Thames, such as the Silvertown Tunnel.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, said: "This part of London was once a global standard-bearer for trade and industry and we are already bringing about a new era of prosperity with exciting schemes transforming Royal Albert Dock and Silvertown Quays.

"Now we want to take that success to a new level and transform further parts of the Royal Docks, capitalising on the potential of Crossrail and other transport infrastructure improvements to deliver more of the homes and jobs London so urgently needs."

To view the Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside Opportunity Area Planning Framework, click here.

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