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Regeneration Statement
Completion Monographs
Area Completion Booklets
Annual Reports and Accounts
Water Strategy 1997

Press Releases
NAO Report - How European Cities Achieve Renaissance
Overview of LDDC Accounts
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Regeneration Statement

All urban development corporations winding up their work in 1996-1998 were asked by the Government to produce a statement of their achievements in securing the regeneration of the area for which they were responsible. The LDDC produced its Regeneration Statement in March 1998 just at the end of its life. It describes its overall strategy and the main elements of its programme and there are many "before and after" photographs which illustrate very well some of the change made in the area.

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Completion Monographs

THE Corporation's own account of its work is recorded in a series of nine monographs published towards the end of its life and summed up in its Regeneration Statement. These have been reproduced in HTML and are available on this site as follows:

  LDDC Regeneration Statement (1998 (Alt+2)   Employment (Alt+7) New Jobs and Opportunities - The Employment Strategy of the LDDC.
Initiating Urban Change - London Docklands Before the LDDC (Alt+3) Regeneration and the Arts (Alt+8) in London Docklands
Starting from Scratch - The Development of Transport (Alt+4) in London Docklands
Housing (Alt+9) in the Renewed London Docklands - A Major Contribution to Capital Living
A Strategy for Regeneration - The Planning and Development (Alt+5) Strategy of the LDDC Laying the Foundations for Regeneration - Engineering (Alt+0)in London Docklands
Attracting Investment Creating Value - Establishing a Property Market (Alt+6) in London Docklands Learning to Work and Live Together - The LDDC and the Local Communities (Alt+J).

 

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Area Completion Booklets

Also reproduced here are the Corporation's six completion booklets. 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.

  Bermondsey Riverside (Alt+P) (Dedesignated: 30th October 1994)   Wapping and Limehouse (Alt+T) (Dedesignated: 31st January 1997)
Beckton (Alt+Q) (Dedesignated: 31st December 1995) Isle of Dogs (Alt+U) Dedesignated: 10th October 1997)
Surrey Docks (Alt+R) (Dedesignated: 20th December 1996)
Royal Docks (Alt+W) (Dedesignated: 31st March 1998)

 

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Annual Reports and Accounts

As with most organisations the Annual Reports and Accounts of the LDDDC are a good source of chronological information about the work of the Corporation and how it spent its money. Altogether these reports contain more than 1000 pages of information. These have been scanned and reproduced and reproduced as zip files on our Annual Reports and Accounts page

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1997 Water Use Strategy

For the benefit of its successors the LDDC in 1997 published details of it's policies and strategy concerning the use of the docks and other waters within its area for leisure and other purposes. [Water Use Strategy - note this publication is picture rich and may take a minute or two to load]

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Press Releases 

ON the approach to its winding up the LDDC produced a CD-ROM containing Paperport (.max) copies of the Press Releases, more than 1330 of them, it issued over the 17 years of its life. These are a valuable  source of contemporary information about the work of the Corporation. About 230 of these are available from our Most Popular Releases page, and the Chronology Page, but generally there are too many to make them fully available on this site.  They have, however, been catalogued and listed and where they are required for serious study we are happy to make available Acrobat (.pdf) copies of individual releases (no more than 6) or to provide copies of all of them on a CD-ROM - [More information on Press Releases]

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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.

The report of the main studyThe Thames Gateway: Laying the Foundation is also well worth a read. There is also an Executive Summary

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Overview of LDDC Accounts

As part of a wider NAO study of the Thames Gateway programme , the National Audit Office in 2007 carried out a short analysis of the Annual Accounts of the LDDC over the 17 years of its life. The resulting overview is published here by kind permission.

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Note on Copyright

THE LDDC publications included on this site are reproduced by kind permission of the Commission for the New Towns now known as the Homes and Communities Agency. They are published for general interest and research purposes only and may not be reproduced for other purposes except with the permission of the Homes and Communities Agency who now hold the copyright of LDDC publications. The NAO publications are reproduced here by kind permission - the copyright lies with the NAO and they should not be reproduced except with their permmission.

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