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Thames Gateway

Volume 401: debated on Wednesday 19 March 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many new homes need to be built in the Thames Gateway London area to meet his targets as set out in his Sustainable Communities Plan. [98615]

The draft Spatial Development Strategy for Greater London indicates that at least 46,000 new homes can be built by 2016 in the London Gateway development areas.

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whom he has consulted in determining the best approach for the development of the Thames Gateway London area and for setting up as an East London urban development corporation. [98618]

My right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister and his Ministers met on a regular basis with the members of the Thames Gateway Strategic Partnership to discuss delivery arrangements for Thames Gateway. He has also visited Thames Gateway and discussed delivery issues with local stakeholders.