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Mayor of London adopts Thamesmead and Abbey Wood OAPF

The Thamesmead and Abbey Wood OAPF has been adopted by the Mayor of London as supplementary guidance to the London Plan. Thank you to those who have taken the time to speak to us and participated in the consultation. All the feedback we've received has been carefully reviewed to help shape the final adopted OAPF.

Click here to see the adopted OAPF and to find out more.

Background

Fifty years since the conception of Thamesmead as an ambitious ‘New Town’ by the Greater London Council, the Thamesmead and Abbey Wood Opportunity Area Planning Framework (T&AW OAPF) seeks to revitalise the area’s ambition by building a case for the delivery of the final pieces of the puzzle: transport links and a planned approach to social and community uses. Prepared jointly by the GLA, Transport for London (TfL), Royal Borough of Greenwich and London Borough of Bexley, the OAPF supports and plans for the Mayor’s proposal to extend the DLR to Thamesmead and beyond. With transport improvements, the OAPF identifies the potential to provide more than 15,000 new homes and 8,000 new jobs.

Funding

The transport improvements considered in the OAPF are currently unfunded. Delivering major new public transport schemes is partly dependent on the scale of new growth. As development in the T&AW OA is intrinsically linked to the delivery of strategic public transport connections, new public transport is needed to support housing and employment growth, and vice versa. By illustrating how significant new development can align with Good Growth principles, the T&AW OAPF contributes to a strong case for the investment needed.

Next stages

TfL and partners have begun feasibility work on extending the DLR into Thamesmead. See the full press release here.

The feasibility work will be fully funded by external partners through a £1m joint funding agreement between the London Borough of Newham, Royal Borough of Greenwich and developers at Thamesmead Waterfront (a joint venture partnership between Peabody and Lendlease), Aberdeen Standard Investments and St William (a joint venture between Berkeley Homes and National Grid).

This next stage of technical work will allow further development of the route and the potential locations of stations to be considered. Support work on other transport options within the OAPF will also be carried out including options for a rapid bus corridor and new walking and cycling links. Further assessments on both the potential environmental and transport impacts of these schemes will ensure that the best options to support growth in the area are taken forward once appropriate funding has been identified and secured.

Posted on 21st December 2020

by OAPF team

Our engagement on the Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside closes today ...

Our consultation platform, Commonplace will be closed at midnight tonight. Please do ensure you add any final comments on a neighbourhood where you may live or work. you can also comment on any of the themes we have applied to our vision and principles for the area.

Follow this LINK to add your feedback.

We will be reporting back on what you've said in the next few months and we will be back for a formal consultation on the Opportunity Area Planning Framework in 2021. Do share this post with your family and friends on social media. You can still sign up to the latest news section to be kept up to date by our team.

It's never too late ... should you have any ideas or comments after the consultation has closed - we welcome you to email us at rdoapf@london.gov.uk

Thanks for joining the conversation - your feedback and ideas are essential in creating the future framework for the Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside area.

Posted on 27th November 2020

by Natalie Wells

Come and Talk to us about the Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside - this Tuesday at 6.00pm - All Welcome

Please join us for our final community event tomorrow at 6.00pm. Sign up here .

If you can't, it’s not too late - please add your comments on the area surveys about the Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside.

Click on any of the following and tell us about a neighbourhood where you may live or work so that we can build your feedback and suggestions into the framework!

Canning Town and Custom House

Royal Victoria and Silvertown

Silvertown

Royal Albert Dock

North Woolwich

Albert Island

Beckton Riverside

If you have any questions – please email the team at rdoapf@london.gov.uk

Please share this news on social media so your friends and family can join the conversation.

Posted on 23rd November 2020

by Natalie Wells

Come and Talk to us about the Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside - this Saturday at 11am - All Welcome

Join us on Saturday at 11am - Sign up here for the session ... LINK

We got in touch a short while ago about the Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside Opportunity Area Planning Framework (OAPF). This includes a suggestion for the DLR to come across the river to Thamesmead Town.

We are holding another workshop to talk about the Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside framework which the Mayor of London is working on with local people. We have already held two sessions which were well attended and so valuable. We discussed:

  • ideas for better connecting neighbourhoods and communities;
  • Using the water and waterside more, both river and docks; and
  • how the area and your priorities have changed since the pandemic began.
  • Any questions please drop us an email - rdoapf@london.gov.uk

    Posted on 19th November 2020

    by Natalie Wells

    Join us on an online event!

    Exciting things are happening across the river at The Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside… To hear more, please see our other Commonplace page , and join us on an online event! We are holding a series of webinars throughout November - book your free place via https://royaldocksoapf.eventbrite.co.uk now.

    In these unprecedented times, meeting face to face is sadly not possible, but there are still ways to connect online. To discuss these themes and ideas in more detail with the team and share your thoughts, please join us for a webinar session on:

    Wednesday, November 4th at 6pm

    Thursday, November 12th at 10am

    Saturday, November 21st at 11am

    Tuesday, November 24th at 6pm

    Tell your neighbours and friends to help us spread the word!

    Posted on 23rd October 2020

    by OAPF team

    We haven’t been in touch for a while!

    Our last contact with you was last Summer when we undertook an engagement programme with you on the Thamesmead and Abbey Wood Opportunity Area Planning Framework.

    We had an overwhelming response to this consultation and the Mayor of London’s team is now working on this document to be adopted. We will update more on this in coming months.

    You may remember but part of our discussion last time was around a potential DLR extension from Beckton to Thamesmead Town. We are therefore highlighting to you another consultation going on just across the river.

    The Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside Opportunity Area is going through the same process in producing a plan for the area – known as an Opportunity Area Planning Framework (OAPF).

    Following an engagement last Summer we have been working through lots of helpful ideas. Since that time though – a lot has changed. So, we are reporting back and asking for more feedback on some ideas we have been developing.

    Taking all of your feedback on board we have drafted some visions and principles around four key themes:

  • A lively, healthy place
  • A connected, resilient place
  • An enabled, innovative place
  • An empowered, diverse place
  • Every neighbourhood and place is different; therefore we have applied these themes to each and identified some key actions that could be applied to shape each neighbourhood.

    We would like your comments on both – the themes and also our actions for the neighbourhoods within the overall area.

    Please click through to the framework for more information – remember - you can keep coming back if you only have limited time to make sure you get all of your ideas down.

    Please also share this with your friends, family and colleagues on twitter and facebook – we need the local community to join the conversation!

    Posted on 15th October 2020

    by OAPF team

    Thank you for contributing to the Thamesmead and Abbey Wood draft OAPF consultation

    What happens next?

    Feedback gathered during the consultation will inform the final OAPF set to be published in Autumn 2020. A summary of feedback gathered from local communities, businesses and key stakeholders will published alongside the OAPF.

    To stay informed about the progress of the OAPF please subscribe to receive project news.

    Posted on 12th June 2020

    by OAPF team

    Consultation closing soon

    There's now less than a week to have your say on the Thamesmead and Abbey Wood OAPF.

    You can view the work and respond here.

    The consultation closes at midnight on Tuesday 10 March.

    Posted on 4th March 2020

    by OAPF team

    Tomorrow's event and future events in your area!

    There are three more events taking place in Thamesmead and Abbey Wood this month.

    Come along to learn more about the framework and to have their say on the future of Thamesmead and Abbey Wood!

    Upcoming Events

    Thamesmere Library, SE28 8DT

    Thurs 20 Feb 2020, 5pm-8pm

    Sports Club Thamesmead, Mead Bar, SE28 8NJ

    Tues 25 Feb 2020, 5pm - 8pm

    Thamesmead Information Hub, DA18 4BW

    Weds 26 Feb 2020, 10am - 5.30pm

    Past events

    Sat 15 Feb 2020 , 1pm - 4pm Sainsbury's Abbey Wood, SE2 9NU

    Sat 1 Feb 2020 , 10am - 1pm Sainsbury's Abbey Wood, SE2 9NU

    Thurs 30 Jan 2020 , 5pm-8pm, Thamesmere Library, SE28 8DT

    Can't make it? Feedback online:  https://thamesmeadandabbeywoodframework.commonplace.is/overview

    Posted on 19th February 2020

    by OAPF team

    Join us this Saturday for the second exhibition at Sainsbury's Abbey Wood

    We will be at Sainsbury's Abbey Wood from 1pm - 4pm this Saturday 15th Feb to share and gather feedback on the Thamesmead and Abbey Wood OAPF.

    Come along to find out more!

    Can't make it? Feedback online:  https://thamesmeadandabbeywoodframework.commonplace.is/overview

    Please subscribe to our mailing list to make sure you have the latest news on this work. If you have any enquiries, please email thamesmeadoapf@london.gov.uk

    Posted on 11th February 2020

    by OAPF team

    We will be at Sainsbury's Abbey Wood this Saturday!

    Thank you for your feedback on Thursday!

    The team will be at Sainsbury's Abbey Wood this Saturday 1 Feb 10am - 1pm for another public event to answer your questions on the Thamesmead and Abbey Wood OAPF and to get your feedback!

    Upcoming public events

    Sat 15 Feb 2020 , 1pm - 4pm, Sainsbury's Abbey Wood, SE2 9NU

    Thurs 20 Feb 2020, 5pm-8pm, Thamesmere Library, SE28 8DT

    Tues 25 Feb 2020 , 5pm - 8pm Sports Club Thamesmead, Mead Bar, SE28 8NJ

    Weds 26 Feb 2020 , 10am - 5.30pm Thamesmead Information Hub, DA18 4BW

    Can't make it? Feedback online:  https://thamesmeadandabbeywoodframework.commonplace.is/overview

    Please subscribe to our mailing list to make sure you have the latest news on this work. If you have any enquiries, please email thamesmeadoapf@london.gov.uk

    Posted on 31st January 2020

    by OAPF team

    Thamesmere Library this Thursday!

    The team will be at Thamesmere Library this Thursday 30 Jan from 5pm -8pm to answer your questions on the Thamesmead and Abbey Wood OAPF and to get your feedback!

    Come along to one of our events this week:

    Thurs 30 Jan 2020, 5pm-8pm, Thamesmere Library, SE28 8DT

    Sat 1 Feb 2020, 10am - 1pm, Sainsbury's Abbey Wood, SE2 9NU

    Upcoming public events

    Sat 15 Feb 2020 , 1pm - 4pm, Sainsbury's Abbey Wood, SE2 9NU

    Thurs 20 Feb 2020, 5pm-8pm, Thamesmere Library, SE28 8DT

    Tues 25 Feb 2020 , 5pm - 8pm Sports Club Thamesmead, Mead Bar, SE28 8NJ

    Weds 26 Feb 2020 , 10am - 5.30pm Thamesmead Information Hub, DA18 4BW

    Can't make it? Feedback online:  https://thamesmeadandabbeywoodframework.commonplace.is/overview

    Please subscribe to our mailing list to make sure you have the latest news on this work. If you have any enquiries, please email thamesmeadoapf@london.gov.uk

    Posted on 28th January 2020

    by OAPF team

    Come and talk to us at events in your area!

    From Thursday 30 Jan, we will be hosting a number of community drop-in events to share the draft framework for Thamesmead and Abbey Wood.

    This will be an opportunity for those who live, work, shop or run a business in the area to learn more about the framework and to have their say on the future of Thamesmead and Abbey Wood. Please save these dates in your diary and come speak to us during the events below.

    Upcoming events

    Thurs 30 Jan 2020 , 5pm-8pm, Thamesmere Library, SE28 8DT

    Sat 1 Feb 2020 , 10am - 1pm, Sainsbury's Abbey Wood, SE2 9NU

    Sat 15 Feb 2020 , 1pm - 4pm, Sainsbury's Abbey Wood, SE2 9NU

    Thurs 20 Feb 2020, 5pm-8pm, Thamesmere Library, SE28 8DT

    Tues 25 Feb 2020 , 5pm - 8pm Sports Club Thamesmead, Mead Bar, SE28 8NJ

    Weds 26 Feb 2020 , 10am - 5.30pm Thamesmead Information Hub, DA18 4BW

    Can't make it? Feedback online:  https://thamesmeadandabbeywoodframework.commonplace.is/overview

    Please subscribe to our mailing list to make sure you have the latest news on this work. If you have any enquiries, please email thamesmeadoapf@london.gov.uk

    Posted on 22nd January 2020

    by OAPF team

    Consultation has started on the Thamesmead and Abbey Wood Opportunity Area Planning Framework

    The Thamesmead and Abbey Wood Opportunity Area Planning Framework (OAPF) has been published for a 12-week consultation period from Tuesday 17 December to Tuesday 10 March 2020.

    Find out more about what this means for your area and leave your comments here: https://thamesmeadandabbeywoodframework.commonplace.is/overview

    A physical copy of this document is also available for viewing at The Information Hub, Thamesmere Library, Thamesmead Library, Abbey Wood Library, Plumstead Library, and Woolwich Centre Library.

    What happens next?

    Your comments will inform the final OAPF set to be published in Summer 2020.

    Further information

    For any further enquiries, please email thamesmeadoapf@london.gov.uk

    Posted on 22nd January 2020

    by OAPF team

    Have you told your family and friends about this Commonplace?

    We have had so much feedback already - so thank for your input.

    It would be great for you to spread the word. We would like to hear more ideas and feedback on your area. This early stage engagement is so important. Following the comments received, we will be drafting a document for a formal public consultation towards the end of the year.

    It is so important that we get your input now. Please share on your social media or email the links to your family and friends.

    Don't forget you can drop as many pins as you like on our map.

    Thanks for your help - more news to follow soon.

    Posted on 2nd September 2019

    by Natalie Wells