In the next 20 years, Barking and Dagenham will undergo its biggest transformation since the borough was first industrialised and urbanised.
The Thames Gateway, of which we form the heart, is the largest regeneration area in Europe. It is crucial to the governments' plans to develop sustainable communities in the south-east and to the London Mayor's ambition to ensure prosperity is more evenly shared between east and west in London.
The borough contains the United Kingdom's biggest brownfield regeneration site at Barking Riverside and the future home of London's environmental technologies at Dagenham Dock.
A major sustainable community will be developed on land released by Ford in South Dagenham and Barking Town Centre will be revitalised to become the town centre of choice for the new communities.
The Council has adopted a Growth Strategy setting out how the regeneration of the borough will be achieved. The Strategy objectives are:
1) Attracting Investment
2) Creating a Higher Skilled Workforce
3) Building Businesses
4) Widening the Housing Choice
The Strategy can be found Here