Proposals to further transform the Royal Docks and deliver 24,000 new homes and 60,000 jobs have been announced by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

He has launched a consultation on proposals to release surplus land near the Docks and Beckton Riverside to become a world-class business destination alongside more homes.

Mr Johnson said: “This part of London was once a global standard-bearer for trade and industry and we are already bringing about a new era of prosperity with exciting schemes transforming Royal Albert Dock and Silvertown Quays.

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“Now we want to take that success to a new level and transform further parts of the Royal Docks, capitalising on the potential of Crossrail and other transport infrastructure improvements to deliver more of the homes and jobs London so urgently needs.”

Deputy Mayor for Planning Sir Edward Lister said: “The potential exists to build on the work we have already done at Royal Docks.

“I hope this consultation brings forward exciting ideas about how we can further regenerate this historic part of the capital.”

The Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside Opportunity Area Planning Framework forms a major part of the Mayor’s City In The East initiative.

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