Have your say now on overarching plans for Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside

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Have your say now on overarching plans for Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside

The Mayor of London has just launched a six week engagement on draft vision and principles for the Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside Opportunity Area Planning Framework … get involved and join the conversation here.

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.

The Mayor of London is also creating an overarching plan for a wider area which includes and surrounds the Enterprise Zone – the Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside Opportunity Area Planning Framework (OAPF). The Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside Opportunity Area is one of the largest regeneration areas in London, with the potential to accommodate 30,000 new homes and 41,500 new jobs across the opportunity area over the next 20 years. The OAPF will help guide where new homes, jobs and infrastructure are built up to 2041 and will also be taken into account when deciding any planning applications within this wider area.

It is important to note that this plan is being coordinated with the Royal Docks Team, London borough of Newham, Mayor of London and Transport for London. It will therefore complement the Mayor’s plan for London – the London Plan.

Last year an initial engagement programme was held from June to October. You may have seen us out and about at events in the Royal Docks in a converted milk float or you may have seen our online consultation website - Commonplace. We worked with an agency to gather ideas and feedback from the community to lead our thinking on a number of strategies and plans. As part of this, the Mayor of London’s team (who are coordinating the Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside OAPF), also participated.

All of the feedback we received from members of the community has now been shaped by the Mayor of London into some visions and principles to guide the development of the next stage of the OAPF. The Mayor’s team are now ready to report back what we have heard and continue the conversation about priorities for the future. You can share your ideas by getting involved online.

Your comments will be fed into the draft OAPF which will be consulted upon next year.

Get in touch with the Mayor’s team with any queries: rdoapf@london.gov.uk