2012 Olympics legacy has vision for new look’ East End

THE legacy of what the 2012 Olympics will leave East London afterwards has now been unveiled with a public consultation.The vision’ includes “a thriving district of new communities surrounded by parklands and reclaimed waterways” along the River Lea tributaries with sporting, educational and cultural centres

By Else Kvist

THE legacy of what the 2012 Olympics will leave East London afterwards has now been unveiled with a public consultation.

The vision’ includes “a thriving district of new communities surrounded by parklands and reclaimed waterways” along the River Lea tributaries with sporting, educational and cultural centres.

Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell said at yesterday’s unveiling at Stratford Old Town Hall: “This marks major progress in the lasting regeneration of the East End. The infrastructure will change forever, with a cultural park that will act as a magnet for business and investment.”

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The Master Plan includes 10,000 new homes in addition to the Olympic Village, with three new primary schools, a secondary school and a sports academy in the stadium.

It would also mean 10,000 new jobs on top of those at Stratford City nearby, attracting other businesses to a new hub around the media and broadcast centre at Hackney Wick and a new Olympic university’ as well.

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson said at the unveiling: “One of my concerns was the lack of a clear vision for the legacy for East London from the huge investment in staging the Olympics.

“Now the clear vision shows new transport, new infrastructure and new world class’ facilities as the backbone of a new place to live, raise a family, work, study and visit.”

Public consultations on the plans over the next six weeks by the London Development Agency get under way today. They include 22 events as well as the chance to have a say on the 2012 Legacy Website online.

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