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Planning
Homes and Communities Agency
Greater London Authority
London Development Agency
The Royal Docks Trust (London)
London Thames Gateway Development Corporation

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Planning

ON the 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:

Newham Tower Hamlets Southwark
Regeneration Department
London Borough of Newham
Newham Dockside
1000 Dockside Road
London
E16 2QU
Tel: 0208 430 2000
http://www.newham.gov.uk
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
London
E1 2BG
Tel: 020 7364 5009
http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk
Regeneration and Neighbourhoods Department
London Borough of Southwark

PO Box 64529
London
SE1P 5LX
Tel: 020 7525 5000
http://www.southwark.gov.uk

 

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Homes and Communities Agency

THE general residuary body of the LDDC was the Commission for the New Towns which in due course was incorporated into English Partnerships which in turn became part of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). On 1st April 2012 the HCA's powers in London were terminated and their functions as the LDDC's residuary body were transferred to the Greater London Authority (GLA) - see below for contact details.

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Greater London Authority

On 1st April 2012 the HCA's powers as the LDDC's residuary body, including the LDDC's archives, were transferred to the Greater London Authority (GLA). The appropriate contact is Carol Forrest who can be e-mailed at Carole.Forrest@london.gov.uk

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London Development Agency

In the Royal Docks the LDDC's development lands were taken over in 1998 by English Partnerships. Its task was to complete their redevelopment. However, in July 2000 these lands were transferred to the new London Development Agency (LDA). The LDA is one of nine Regional Development Agencies which were set up 1999 but, unlike the others, the LDA is answerable to the Mayor of London, and is one of four bodies for which the Mayor is responsible (the others being the Metropolitan Police, Fire Authority and Transport for London). Contact details for the LDA are as follow:

London Development Agency
Palestra
197 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8AA
Tel: 020 7593 8000
Email: info@lda.gov.uk
Web: www.lda.gov.uk

For more information on LDA and other projects in the Royal Docks visit the website of the Royal Docks Trust (London).

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The Royal Docks Trust (London)

Between 1988 and 1998 the LDDC ran jointly with Newham Council an annual voluntary sector grants programme worth about £200,000 per annum. As part of the arrangements for the Corporation's withdrawal from Newham it was agreed that this joint programme should continue into the future. The LDDC thus donated, by way of an endowment, a total of £2.7million to the Royal Docks Trust (London). The Trust uses the income from this endowment to finance its share (about 75%) of the cost of the grants programme.

The LDDC also donated £8.6million to allow the Trust to implement a number of social projects which could not be completed prior to the LDDC's demise:-

  • Ascension Church, Leyes Road - improvements to site - £95,763
  • Drew Road, Silvertown - leisure facilities - £664,053
  • St John's Church Centre, North Woolwich - leisure and recreation facilities - £275,947
  • Folkestone Road - improvement works to site for the Impstart Trust - £451,000
  • Royal Docks Community School - community facilities - £5,200,000
  • Watersports Centre - Royal Victoria Dock- - £900,000
  • Former S & M Club Building, Stansfeld Road - improvements - £80,000
  • Theatre Venture - Sculpture Garden at St John's North Woolwich - £29,375
  • Waterski Centre - King George V Dock - £812,000
  • Docklands Equestrian Centre - phase 2 of development project*£100,000

For more information visit the Royal Docks Trust website.

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London Thames Gateway Development Corporation

Just six years after the LDDC closed its doors for the last time the Government in May 2004 decided to set up a new London Thames Gateway urban development corporation. Its job is to help secure the regeneration of parts of six London Boroughs in East London on the north side of the River. The new UDC's area thus embraces parts the London Borough of Newham including 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. Some of these areas were part of the LDDC's area but, interestingly, the new UDC's area does not include the Silvertown Quays development or the development lands adjoining the Royal Albert and King George V Docks.

For more information and links visit the websites of the LTGDC and that of Royal Docks Trust (London)

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