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London Docklands ­ Summary

Background
In the 1980s, Urban Development
Companies were set up with the aim to
regenerate inner city areas with large
amounts of derelict & unused by taking
over from the local authorities. UDCs
have a broad remit to:
secure the regeneration of a
defined area achieved…

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Increases in ship size meant that people found it quite difficult to come down the river
as far as the Isle of Dogs where the river wasn't as deep.


When containerisation started, this meant few dockers were needed with cranes to lift
containers from ships. The docks also went into…

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The corporation invested £159 million in the provision of utilities notably drainage and
electricity supply. They also had more energy efficient approaches to electricity
supply.

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Environment

The LDDC halted the filling in of the docks. They then refurbished them then opened
them up to the public 3.7 miles (6 km) of waterfront accessible in 1981, 31 miles (50
km) in 1998 with elegant footbridges. The Corporation wanted to provide and monitor
wildlife habitats. As well…

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With the growth in employment has come a doubling in the population. In 1981 the
population was 39,400, in 1998 83,000. The forecast population in 2001 is 98,500.
Overall Achievements 1998
THE Corporation was at work for 17 years. In its final Annual Report in 1998 it
headlined its achievements…

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