Last chance for say on £900 million Whitechapel revamp
PUBLISHED: 15:04 30 October 2013 | UPDATED: 15:04 30 October 2013
Residents have a few days left to have their say on a £900 million redevelopment plan to transform the heart of the borough.
The council’s Whitechapel Vision masterplan for a “civic hub” was published in September for a six week public consultation which concludes on Monday (November 4).
The plan could provide 5,000 jobs, 3,500 new homes, safer and cleaner streets, and improvements to Whitechapel Road to accommodate pedestrians, cyclists and market traders.
Cllr Rabina Khan, cabinet member for housing, said: “Whitechapel Vision sets out a number of key upgrades which will provide long term benefits for our residents through affordable housing, new community facilities and employment opportunities.
“We hope residents will take the time to look at the plans and send us their comments so we can work together to improve the local area for everyone.”
Mayor Lutfur Rahman said: “Whitechapel Vision is about initiating change for the benefit of businesses, residents and visitors in the area.
“Over the next decade, as the centre of London moves east, Whitechapel is uniquely placed to benefit from increased investment and development, to become a key destination within London.
“This project will help us elevate Whitechapel, protecting what is best while bringing in investment and showcasing what the area has to offer the rest of London, and beyond.”
To view the plans and have your say visit www.whitechapelmasterplan.com.
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