Lower Lea Valley
A 2005 documentary What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day? focused on the history and landscape of the Lower Lea Valley. The film was made by Paul Kelly in conjunction with British pop group Saint Etienne.
The area is within the London Borough of Hackney to the northwest, the London Borough of Newham to the southeast, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to the southwest, and the London Borough of Waltham Forest to the northeast.
Responsibility for the redevelopment of most of the area was under the remit of the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation until 2012. The area around the Olympic site is now under the control of the London Legacy Development Corporation. It forms part of the Green Enterprise District. Part of the area is an enterprise zone including Silvertown Quays, Royal Albert Dock and Royal Albert Basin. Current areas identified for redevelopment are:
- Bromley-by-Bow, led by Tesco, Tower Hamlets
- Canning Town and Custom House, Newham
- Chobham Manor, Newham
- East Village, the former Olympic village, Newham
- East Wick, Hackney
- Marshgate Wharf, Newham
- Pudding Mill, Newham
- Strand East, led by Inter IKEA, Newham
- Silvertown Quays, Newham
- Stratford City, led by Westfield, Newham
- Sweetwater, Tower Hamlets
- Saints of the screen Retrieved 26 November 2011
- "Tesco Bromley-by-Bow scheme gets go-ahead".
- "Chobham Manor".
- Dyckhoff, Tom (27 July 2012). "Let's move to Stratford and the Olympic Park, east London". The Guardian (London).
- "East Wick".
- "Marshgate Wharf".
- "London 2012 Olympic Park suburb names unveiled". The Guardian. 2 August 2011.
- "Stratford’s Strand East development wins double approval".
- "Stratford City".
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- London Planning Dept. - Lower Lea Valley Master Plan
- Details: on the London Development Agency website
- blitzandblight.com / Lower Lea Valley
- BBC: Lower Lea & Thames Gateway