Royal Docks regeneration
Following decades of underinvestment, the Royal Docks in the London Borough of Newham are undergoing a significant regeneration programme.
New developments are planned or under construction at Silvertown Quays, Royal Wharf, Royal Albert Dock and Gallions Reach with quicker links to Canary Wharf and central London planned through an Elizabeth Line station at Custom House.
In 2013 the Royal Docks Enterprise Zones was established with the potential to generate £380 million in business rates income over the next 10 to 15 years along with the promise of 40,000 new jobs and 4,000 new homes by 2037.
The Royal Docks are vast, the same length as Hyde Park to Tower Bridge. The Regeneration Committee is investigating how a project on this scale can still respond to the needs of a local community that has often been overlooked.
Our investigation aims to:
- Identify how the Enterprise Zone can provide opportunities for local people to access training and employment opportunities
- Examine the effectiveness of the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone at attracting investment
- Explore the opportunities and challenges of funding and delivering projects in the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone
- Review how the stakeholders are engaging and involving the local community in the regeneration
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