The City in the East document is a comprehensive review of other masterplans in place in east London, while setting estimates for housing and job numbers needed in each area. It suggests a total of 203,500 homes and 283,300 extra jobs to be created in areas across the east of the capital over the next 20 years.
With so much development set to take place, you’re probably wondering where abouts all these houses are going to be squeezed in.
Everywhere, basically. But each section of the plan has been split into 13 main zones – here’s the lowdown on where would get what when it comes to new housing:
1. London Bridge - The most central of the developments. Estimates for the surrounding area include 1,900 homes and 4,000 jobs .
2. Deptford Creek/Greenwich Riverside - A total of 5,000 homes are expected for this area – five times the estimate in the 2004 London Plan. It suggests 4,000 jobs should also be created.
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3. Canada Water - No doubt swelled by the recent Canada Water masterplan , the area would take on 6,600 homes and 2,000 jobs .
4. Isle of Dogs - Probably set to see the most dramatic change of any area. With 30,000 extra homes and 110,000 jobs , the area will probably look very different in 20 years. It is not yet clear whether the controversial Project Stone would contribute towards this.
5. Greenwich Peninsula - The recently-passed Greenwich Peninsula masterplan set provisions for around 15,000 extra homes – but that still would not be enough, with the City in the East plans swelling the figures to 20,000 homes and 7,000 jobs .
6. Lower Lea Valley - Taking in developments around the Olympic Park , the masterplan suggests an extra 32,000 homes and 50,000 jobs .
7. Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside - An up-and coming area with Chinese investors , as well as boasting its own airport and the Excel conference centre, an extra 15,000 homes and 40,000 jobs are recommended.
8. Charlton Riverside - A relatively small area of development, with an extra 5,000 homes and 5,000 jobs expected to be created.
9. Woolwich - Ask an east London estate agent , and they will probably tell you Woolwich is a future property hotspot. Plans for 15,000 homes and just 1,000 jobs suggest the area would be attractive to commuters.
Other areas include the Upper Lea Valley, which takes in Tottenham and Enfield getting 20,000 homes and 15,000 jobs; Ilford with 5,000 homes and 800 jobs; London Riverside (Barking) with 26,000 homes and 16,000 jobs and Bexley and Thamesmead, with 21,500 homes and 8,500 jobs.