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East London Insights - Industrial demand in London

Industrial Demand In London

The Mayor of London's extensive Draft New London Plan signaled his determination to 'get London building'. The ambitious housing targets and the accompanying relaxation of planning constraints and density guidelines to enable home builders to meet expectations, coupled with The Mayor's clearly and expressed commitment to protect the green belt at all costs, have been the focus of media attention.

Sadiq Khan's renewed emphasis on unlocking land for building includes redeveloping brownfield sites, promoting the use of small sites, increasing density and the development of new growth corridors alongside planned new infrastructure. This all confirms his determination to deliver the new homes London residents and businesses need, but also to work towards a vision of a greener London.

However, a city does not just need homes to function; it also needs industrial space for manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, and essential infrastructure services. The Draft New London plan also sets out the Mayor's strategy for ensuring sufficient industrial space through policies of 'no net loss' and intensification of industrial uses.

Read more about the New plans for industrial land in North & North-East London here: 

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Planning and Development News...


Landmark Regeneration Scheme Approved For Homerton

Landmark Regeneration Scheme Approved For Homerton

A new landmark regeneration scheme has been approved which will see 160 high-quality new council homes built in Homerton, directly by Hackney Council. 

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Regeneration Development Wins RICS' London Project Of The Year Award

Despite strong competition from 53 other projects, Finsbury Park's Woodberry Down regeneration project has been named London Project of the Year at the RICS Construction Awards.

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Regeneration Development Wins RICS' London Project Of The Year Award In Hackney 

Project To Build 'Landmark' Synagogue In Clapton Common Given Green Light

Landmark Synagogue in Clapton Common Given Green Light

An 'ambitious' project to build a new landmark synagogue in Clapton Common has been approved by Hackney Council. The new cube-like building will replace the current synagogue, formerly the Swan Pub, which will be demolished and replaced with the modernist structure.

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Sadiq Khan unveils £1.1bn Vision For East Bank

Organisations including the BBC, University College London, The V&A and the Smithsonian Institute are to set up new sites in Newham as part of the redevelopment of East Bank. The Mayor of London has set out his £1.1bn vision for a new powerhouse of culture, education and innovation at East Bank at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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London Mayor Unveils £1.1billion vission for East Bank

1,000 Council Homes To Be Built In Newham

Beckton Housing To Build 1,000 Council Homes in Newham

Newham is to gain 1,000 more council homes by 2022 as part of new plans unveiled by The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The 'Building Council Homes for Londoners' programme will see 10,000 council homes be built across the capital over the next 4 years and will be paid for using £1.7bn government fund.

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Beckon Housing Development Named London's Best Residential Project

The Royal Albert Wharf housing development in Beckton has been named 'Residential Project of the Year' at the RICs Awards. Built on the site of an old pharmaceuticals warehouse, the development will have three blocks containing 350 homes, 40% which will be affordable.

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Tower Hamlets:

Planning Application Submitted For New Workspace At Clarnico Quay

Planning Application For New Workspace at Clarnico Quay in Tower Hamlets

A new planning application has been submitted to the London borough of Tower Hamlets for the development of a shared workspace on a vacant plot of land on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

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Progress In Bid To Make Fish Island And Hackney Wick Creative Enterprise Zone

The mayor of Tower Hamlets and Hackney have welcomed progression of a bid to make Fish Island and Hackney Wick a protected area for artists and create businesses.

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Progress In Bid To Make Fish Island And Hackney Wick Creative Enterprise Zone


To learn more about East London developments and various boroughs of focus, keep a lookout for our East London newsletter, or contact the team on contact@strettons.co.uk