London Riverside OAPF launched

By James Renoux-Wood - Mon 16 March 2015, 4:36 pm

The draft London Riverside Opportunity Area Planning Framework (OAPF) has been launched, setting out plans for 26,500 new homes and up to 16,000 jobs across the boroughs of Barking and Dagenham and Havering, and a small part of Newham.

London Riverside stretches from the Royal Docks to Rainham Marshes, a total distance of 12 kilometres. The document, which is now open for consultation, sets out the strategic priorities and vision for the area over the next 20 years, how the area should evolve into a sustainable and successful part of the city and how it relates to the wider south-east. 

In order to transform the London Riverside into a thriving new part of London, the planning framework discusses the importance of improved transport connections.

This includes the potential extension of the Gospel Oak London Overground line, a new railway station at Beam Park, improvements to the A13 and new river crossings.

Councillor Cameron Geddes, cabinet member for regeneration at Barking and Dagenham Council, said: “This announcement is fantastic news for the future growth of the borough."

The London mayor launched a six-week consultation on 9 February over the OAPF. Click here to find out more,

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