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London Docklands The purpose of this coursework is to consider whether or not "The development of London docklands has opportunities for all". It will explore both the positive and negative effects on the economy, the environment and the society. My hypothesis is the many good things have happen but few people have loss their jobs and homes. Overall I think it is good thing London Docklands is an area situated in east London and lies on the River Thames about 5 km east of the city of London. It about 25 km east of Heathrow Airport and 4km away from London City Airport. It is accessible from all major networks including M25 and M11. It has its own Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and a tube link from Canary Wharf tube station on the Jubilee line. Before collected secondary date, we went to trip to London Dockland and collecting the primary data is to look at area comparison, car registration tally, doing the sketch and asking the questionnaire. I am going to find out how the London Dockland changed by using the primary and secondary data. ...read more.


But In 1980 that people has lost their jobs which is Dockers lost their jobs due to the decline of the docklands because they stop using the ship. So Containerisation meant that fewer workers were needed to offload the ships. But now people got jobs for transport which is more bus, taxi and DLR. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Docklands) Background information about London Docklands Over on hundred years ago, ship brought goods like furniture, food, drink and leather goods to the London Docks. In this area, there was also ship building and lots of engineering goods being made. There were loads of warehouses, factories and lots of terraced houses which let the workers live there so it was easier to go to work. All the money came from the docks where people worked. They got lots of things from other countries in the world. During the Second World War in 1939, London docklands were ruined by bombing which damaged the areas. In the 1960's, the area gets even worse damage because of greater foreign competition. They were better at doing things than docklands. ...read more.


It made the area an enterprise zone and offered incentives to attract industries to the area. For 10 years the zone was rate free and almost no planning permission was needed. There are many different architectural designs as a result of the lack of planning permission - one such building is Canary wharf Tower. Many companies have moved to Docklands area. The LDDC operated in for five years more than they needed too and stayed until 1996. In the 1990s 12 million square feet of office space was left empty because of the secession. The area did not do as well as expected financially. There is a contrast in the local community and this has lead to problem s and conflict. Enterprise Zone An Enterprise Zone is an area which is used that to make the surrounding area richer. Urban Development Corporation s - (UDCs) Urban Development Corporations (UDCs) are public departments which were set up and work for the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980. Myrdal's Multiplier Effect ?? ?? ?? ?? Maynaka Maheswaran Geography Coursework "The development of London Docklands has provided opportunities for all" - 1 - ...read more.

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