The Thames Gateway London Partnership, a cross party cross river organisation representing the 10 local authorities and 8 universities in the Thames Gateway area, yesterday (08.06.011) gave evidence to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee enquiry into regeneration alongside the London Borough of Newham.
The enquiry held in response to the Government publication ‘Regeneration to enable growth: What growth is doing to support community led regeneration’ heard from TGLP’s Chief Executive Ros Dunn, who argued that London should not be penalised by Government policies, pointing to the region’s exclusion from the National Insurance Holiday, noting that:
‘Rebalancing the economy must mean levelling up, not down. London is the engine of the UK economy and must not be held back or allowed to fall back.’
Dunn also called for strong national leadership and recognition from government that targeted investment and community led regeneration need to be properly linked up.
TGLP’s Chief Executive Ros Dunn stated ‘The Communities and Local Government select committee hearing, provided TGLP the platform to present London’s case to central government. We hope the committee listens to our points and recommends them to central government.’