We want to hear from you: be part of the Royal Docks conversation
The Royal Docks is on an exciting journey. As London’s only Enterprise Zone, the area is set to become a leading example of regeneration. A joint delivery team has been established by the Mayor of London and the Mayor of Newham to help guide the area’s redevelopment and ensure that local people and businesses are at the heart of plans for the area.
We’re engaging with as many people as possible who live, work, or run businesses locally, to make sure that your views inform the Royal Docks’ future. Keep an eye out for our eco-friendly Royal Docks milk float as we do the rounds. We won't be delivering milk, but we will be delivering the opportunity for you to have your say as part of our public consultation programme.
You’ll be able to find us at events all across the area, so there’ll be a date and a place to suit everyone. The first events in the programme have been announced, and you can find the details here. There will also be opportunities to send in your thoughts online, so keep an eye on this page for further details.
We’re looking for feedback that focuses on four themes:
Making Great Places, creating attractive and successful places that acknowledge heritage, where people can enjoy, meet, and want to spend time.
Living Playing Creating Working, a sustainable mix of uses, balancing retention of industry with residential, employment, community, and cultural uses.
Growing Economy, retaining, increasing, and diversifying access to jobs and opportunities. Supporting a people-centred approach that directs wealth back into the local economy.
Connecting People and Places, improving connections and access to social spaces, green and blue infrastructure, services, and utilities.
We’re engaging with as many people as possible who live, work, or run businesses locally, to make sure that your views inform the Royal Docks’ future.
The ideas we receive over the coming months will then inform the following plans for the area:
The Royal Docks Economic Purpose, a study to document the existing socio-economic condition of the area and identify likely future economic purposes for the Royal Docks.
The Royal Docks Cultural Placemaking Strategy, to encourage the regeneration of the Royal Docks, including events, activities, and ideas that help put the area on the regional, national, and global map.
The Royal Docks Place Strategy, a plan for new and improved public realm, including lighting, wayfinding, and activating the water.
The Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside Opportunity Area Planning Framework. The Mayor of London, in partnership with the Mayor of Newham and Transport for London, is preparing the Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside Opportunity Area Planning Framework. This framework will be a delivery-focused planning document that takes a long-term view to 2041 for how the area can effectively and sustainably contribute to London’s strategic growth demands. You can find out more here.
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