Our strategy for growth

In 2013 we adopted an ambitious strategy which explains how we intend to capitalise on our excellent location, the availability of land, and affordable prices locally to drive growth and deliver 50,000 new homes and 10,000 new jobs over the next 20 years.

Underpinning the strategy is our emerging Local Plan which is the borough’s key strategic planning document used to shape growth in the borough for the next 15 years.

Regeneration of the borough has progressed rapidly since 2013 and national and international economic conditions have changed.

So, a third of the way through our 10 year plan, we have asked a team of independent experts to critically review our work and to recommend how we can capitalise fully on these new opportunities and maximise the benefits to local people.

The Growth Commission published its final report in February 2016 and the council’s strategy will be adjusted in the light of their recommendations in the summer 2016.

London’s Growth Opportunity

15 minutes to the City – 15 minutes to the M25

This map shows how well situated Barking and Dagenham is for business.

This map shows how well situated Barking and Dagenham is for business

Growth Strategy

Keep in touch

To keep in touch with London’s Growth Opportunity, see our annual regeneration publication BOLD which highlights the work we do with our partners to regenerate the borough.

You can also subscribe to quarterly updates.

BOLD Magazine