Thames Gateway and the Olympics

Thames Gateway: Area overview and development

"Right across the Thames Gateway, the most exciting things are about to happen: investing in homes, schools and hospitals, roads, rail, streets and parks, making it a thriving community while ensuring that we protect the environment for the future." Gordon Brown, Prime Minister, Thames Gateway Forum, November 2007.

The Thames Gateway is the UK's largest regeneration programme, stretching for 40 miles along the Thames Estuary from the London Docklands to Southend in Essex and Sheerness in Kent.

In November 2007, the Prime Minister launched the Thames Gateway Delivery Plan (see link on right). This plan charted the way forward for 2008-11, and confirmed how a cross-government funding commitment of over £9bn will deliver a wide set of clear, measurable objectives. Publication of the plan marked a new phase for delivery, setting a framework for public investment over the next three years to support a strong economy, improved quality of life and development of the Gateway as an eco-region.

The Government believes in a partnership approach to the Gateway, based on coordinated work between central and local government. This has added to the sense of local participation. We have drawn upon local knowledge and flexibility of delivery while bringing in additional expertise. Reflecting this, the Thames Gateway Annual Report 2007-08 (see link on right) was been developed in collaboration with key delivery partners.

For an overview of planned regeneration in each area of the Thames Gateway, use the sub regional links to London, Kent and Essex on this page or click through the map below.

Click here to find out more about the The Olympic ParkClick here to find out more about the South Essex areaClick here to find out more about the North Kent areaClick here to find out more about the London areaClick here to find out more about the London areaClick here to find out more about the London area

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