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The North East is a sub-region of the London Plan corresponding to the London Boroughs of Tower Hamletsmarker, Newhammarker, Waltham Forestmarker, Redbridgemarker, Haveringmarker, Barking and Dagenhammarker, and the City of Londonmarker. 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. It is an area that has undergone extensive regeneration as part of the London Docklandsmarker and continues as part of the Thames Gatewaymarker. It will be the location of the 2012 Summer Olympics. A substantial increase in population is expected in the area.

Settlement

There are two metropolitan centres in the sub region, at Romfordmarker and Ilfordmarker; with major centres at Walthamstowmarker, Stratfordmarker, Canary Wharfmarker, East Hammarker and Barkingmarker. Large swathes of the south and west of the sub region are planned for regeneration as part of the Thames Gatewaymarker project. Opportunity areas are designated at the City Fringe, Canary Wharf, Lower Lea Valley including Stratford, the Royal Docks, Ilford and London Riverside. A total opportunity area of 5,836 hectares.

Metropolitan centres are yellow, major centres pink


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 Dockmarker and the East London Transit. 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 stationmarker from 2009/10.

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References

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



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