London Development Agency
|Successor||GLA Land and Property|
|Regional development agency|
|Budget||£410.627 million (2007/08)|
|Remarks||Appointment: Mayor of London|
The London Development Agency (LDA) was the regional development agency for the London region in England. It existed as a functional body of the Greater London Authority. Its purpose was to drive sustainable economic growth within London.
The agency was closed on 31 March 2012 as a result of the coalition government's spending review. Following closure of the London Development Agency, some of its functions were assumed by the Greater London Authority itself. These include support for Visit London, Think London and Study London and the administration of London's European Structural Funds Programmes. The GLA was required by the Localism Act 2011 to take over the assets and liabilities of the former LDA in the subsidiary corporation GLA Land and Property.
The LDA was based at Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, Southwark, south London (across the street from Southwark tube station). The LDA Olympic Land team was based at London 2012 headquarters in Docklands.
The board members were appointed by the Mayor of London, and were:
- Harvey McGrath (London Development Agency) — chair
- Ann Humphries
- Edmund Lazarus
- Fran Beckett
- Ian Barlow
- James Cleverly AM
- Jeremy Mayhew
- Cllr Mike Freer
- Megan Dobney
- Cllr Peter Truesdale
- Steven Norris
- Susan Angoy
- Anthony Browne
- London Development Agency - Statement of Accounts 2007-2008
- London Development Agency to cut 200 jobs by April URL accessed 14 November 2010.
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (January 2008)|