Wharves could be redeveloped

Tue 21 August 2012, 12:46 pm

Two Barking & Dagenham wharves could have planning restrictions removed as part of the Greater London Authority's plans to boost business, while ensuring projected cargo capacity can be met.

Welbeck Wharf and DePass Wharf are among nine Thames wharves that that could see their current protected status lifted, Bold Magazine's sister website Sitematch London reported.

It said the GLA was consulting on amendments that could free up the wharves for development before a final review is sent to ministers later this year.

According to the current data, the safeguarded wharves have a capacity off some 18.2 million tonnes of cargo each year, compared to forecasted demand of 12.5 million tonnes per year.

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