Thames Gateway London Partnership - TGLP
The London Thames Gateway is a geographical area covering 1/3rd of London Region. The organization acts on behalf of 11 Local Authorities, 8 Universities, Strategic Health Authority and Learning and Skills Council on promoting to Central Government the importance of integrated regeneration policies.
London Thames Gateway is currently largest regeneration activity in the UK with ambitions to deliver 100,000 new homes and create over 250,000 new jobs. Current population is 3 million; socio economic profile marked contrasts ranging from richest to poorest, highest skilled to lowest skilled and highest levels of unemployment in UK. Challenges range from supporting and developing strategic transport infrastructure, developing economically mixed communities, and funding supporting social infrastructure i.e. schools, theatres, health care. London Thames Gateway is developing an initiative called the East London Green Grid, aiming to define and deliver new open spaces and linkages, including: improving the quality and facilities of a park, improving the accessibility of a park, improving the linkages between parks and the provision of new parks.
This comprehensive strategic planning tool will be used to exchange on landscapes’ management plan. This ‘Green Grid’ concept joining environmental assets, river corridors and green space, has been adopted by Mayor of London for development throughout region. Additional investment in landscape placing environment and climate change at heart of physical and economic regeneration remains a significant issue we would wish to explore.
Expectations and role in the project
Partnership in the EUROSCAPES project provides an opportunity for the Thames Gateway London Partnership to further the aims of an initiative which it has been coordinating for several years across East London called the East London Green Grid (ELGG). It aims to create a strategic network of interlinked, multi-purpose open spaces with good connectivity to existing and new residential and employment areas as well as transport nodes. It aims to improve the quality of life for local people, to shape and support the growth of new communities and help them adapt to climate change by reducing flood risk and overheating. The ELGG aims to define and deliver new open spaces and linkages, including : improving the quality and facilities of a park, improving the accessibility of a park, improving the linkages between parks and the provision of new parks. This comprehensive strategic planning tool will be used to exchange on landscapes' management plan.
Political representative | Director
Lord Falconer of Thorton - Chair - Board comprising Political Leaders of 11 Local Authorities and Chief Executives of other members
Ros Dunn - Chief Executive
Technical coordinator(s) | Advisor(s)
Paul Morrissey - Deputy Chief Executive
Thames Gateway London Partnership
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