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Geography of Havering: Thames Gateway
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ISBN 9781156216668
REGISTERED: 01/02/18
UPDATED: 04/21/21
Geography of Havering: Thames Gateway
Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Thames Gateway is an area of land stretching 70 kilometres (43 mi) east from inner East London on both sides of the River Thames and the Thames Estuary. The area, which includes much brownfield land, has been designated a national priority for urban regeneration, taking advantage of the development


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  • ISBN bar code 9781156216668 ξ1 registered April 07 2016
  • Product category is Geography-of-Havering Books-LLC Book

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Thames Gateway is an area of land stretching 70 kilometres (43 mi) east from inner East London on both sides of the River Thames and the Thames Estuary. The area, which includes much brownfield land, has been designated a national priority for urban regeneration, taking advantage of the development opportunities realised by the completion of the High Speed 1 (officially known as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link) rail line. It stretches from Westferry in Tower Hamlets to the Isle of Sheppey and extends across three of the regions of England. The development is delivered through regional development agencies, special purpose development corporations and local partnerships. The Thames Gateway comprises sections of 16 different local government districts in three regions: The area accommodates around 1.6 million people and contains some of the most deprived wards in the country, characterised by lack of access to public transport, services, employment and affordable quality housing. Its boundary was drawn to capture the riverside strip that formerly hosted many land extensive industries, serving London and the South East, whose decline has left a legacy of large scale dereliction and contaminated land, such as around Tilbury. The area of brownfield land, farmland and marsh has been seen by successive governments and planners as having potential to act as a catalyst for the regeneration and growth and for the social advancement of the area, helping to alleviate some of the growth pressures on London and the South East. The government also believes that new private sector housing will reduce house price inflation. However, parts of the area are already densely populated with little scope for housing developments: Southend-on-Sea, for example, is. More:


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