The Shadow Thames Gateway Minister Chris Williamson recently paid a visit (8.6.11) to London’s Thames Gateway, an area of great unexploited potential earmarked for significant housing and jobs growth due to the availability of brownfield land and the upcoming Olympic games.
Speaking of the visit the Shadow Minister Chris Williamson stated:
“The visit to Thames Gateway was very interesting. The scale of the project is huge and I was impressed by the staff I met. It is exciting to see such a massive scheme flourish which is vital to realising London’s full potential.
The jobs and regeneration the scheme is creating are essential in revitalising London’s economy. The Government should undoubtedly be showing the scheme more support through these tough economic times and ensure our Capital is not left behind on the world stage.”
During the visit the Mr Williamson visited Newham’s viewing gallery meeting with Councillor Conor McAuley (Newham) discussing river crossings, employability and skills and the benefits of Olympics. The Shadow Minister also visited Barking Riverside meeting members from the Barking Riverside project and representatives from the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s regeneration team.