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North East London
North east london plan sub region.png
Type Sub region
Authority Greater London Authority
Purpose London Plan
Established 2008
Population 1,400,000
Area 300 square kilometres (120 sq mi)
Density 4,666 per square kilometre (12,080 /sq mi)
Comprises Barking and Dagenham
Havering
Newham
Redbridge
Tower Hamlets
Waltham Forest
City of London

Coordinates: 51°34′N 0°04′E / 51.56°N 0.07°E / 51.56; 0.07

The North East is a sub-region of the London Plan corresponding to the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Havering, Barking and Dagenham, and the City of London.[1] The sub region was established in 2008 and replaced the larger East sub region that had been established in 2004. The north east has a population of 1.4 million and is the location of 900,000 jobs.[1] It is an area that has undergone extensive regeneration as part of the London Docklands and continues as part of the Thames Gateway. It will be the location of the 2012 Summer Olympics. A substantial increase in population is expected in the area.[2]

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Settlement

There are two metropolitan centres in the sub region, at Romford and Ilford; with major centres at Walthamstow, Stratford, Canary Wharf, East Ham and Barking. Large swathes of the south and west of the sub region are planned for regeneration as part of the Thames Gateway project. Opportunity areas are designated at the City Fringe, Canary Wharf, Lower Lea Valley including Stratford, the Royal Docks, Ilford and London Riverside.[3] A total opportunity area of 5,836 hectares.

Metropolitan centres are yellow, major centres pink[3]

Transport

There are several transport improvement schemes proposed, planned or under construction in the sub region. These are Crossrail, the East London line extension, Docklands Light Railway extension to Stratford International, the Docklands Light Railway extension to Dagenham Dock and the East London Transit.[3] Existing trunk routes are the A12 road and the A13 road, the London-Tilbury-Southend Line and the Great Eastern Main Line. There is also planned to be domestic and international high speed services from Stratford International station from 2009/10.

Places of interest

References

  1. ^ a b GLA, London Plan (2008) - North East London policies
  2. ^ GLA, London Plan (2008) - The strategic priorities for North East London
  3. ^ a b c GLA, London Plan (2008) - North East London sub region
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