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Whether it is addressing a rocketing demand for new homes, improving transport links or forging a permanent Olympic legacy, the east of the capital could play a major part in Mayor of London Boris Johnson's 2020 vision.
He discussed the plans - which he described to the Greater London Assembly as "a work in progress" - at a meeting in City Hall where the viability of his proposals came under scrutiny.
A new deal has secured an athletics legacy for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
In an agreement announced today the Olympic Stadium will annually host a wide spectrum of key athletics events, from regional and national age group championships through to elite international events.
In the first sports event to be staged at the Olympic Stadium since London 2012, runners can race like Mo Farah around the athletics track at The National Lottery Anniversary Run on Sunday (July 21).
The event will see 15,000 people, including Olympic athletes, compete in the five mile mass participation race and a shorter family event.
Mayor Boris Johnson announced on Thursday the future of all eight permanent venues in the Olympic Park has been secured after iCITY signed a deal with the London Legacy Development Corporation to run the press and broadcast centres.
The planning committee at Newham Council will meet next week to discuss changes to the Olympic Stadium which will allow West Ham United to move into the venue.
Members are expected to agree to the proposal put forward by the London Legacy Development Corporation which involves retractable seating.