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All urban development corporations winding up their work in 1996-1998 were asked by the Government to produce a statement of their achievements in securing the regeneration of the area for which they were responsible. The LDDC produced its Regeneration Statement in March 1998 just at the end of its life. It describes its overall strategy and the main elements of its programme and there are many "before and after" photographs which illustrate very well some of the change made in the area.
THE Corporation's own account of its work is recorded in a series of nine monographs published towards the end of its life and summed up in its Regeneration Statement. These have been reproduced in HTML and are available on this site as follows:
Area Completion Booklets
Also reproduced here are the Corporation's six completion booklets. The LDDC withdrew from its area by stages starting with Bermondsey Riverside on 30th October 1994 and ending with the Royal Docks 31st March 1998. As each area was "de-designated" the Corporation published a booklet with a brief history of the area and of the LDDC's work there.
Annual Reports and Accounts
As with most organisations the Annual Reports and Accounts of the LDDDC are a good source of chronological information about the work of the Corporation and how it spent its money. Altogether these reports contain more than 1000 pages of information. These have been scanned and reproduced and reproduced as zip files on our Annual Reports and Accounts page
1997 Water Use Strategy
For the benefit of its successors the LDDC in 1997 published details of it's policies and strategy concerning the use of the docks and other waters within its area for leisure and other purposes. [Water Use Strategy - note this publication is picture rich and may take a minute or two to load]
ON the approach to its winding up the LDDC produced a CD-ROM containing Paperport (.max) copies of the Press Releases, more than 1330 of them, it issued over the 17 years of its life. These are a valuable source of contemporary information about the work of the Corporation. About 230 of these are available from our Most Popular Releases page, and the Chronology Page, but generally there are too many to make them fully available on this site. They have, however, been catalogued and listed and where they are required for serious study we are happy to make available Acrobat (.pdf) copies of individual releases (no more than 6) or to provide copies of all of them on a CD-ROM - [More information on Press Releases]
NAO Report - How European Cities Achieve Renaissance
In 2007 the National Audit Office carried out a study of how central government departments work with each other and with regional and local bodies to deliver the Government's ambitious aspirations for the Thames Gateway. As part of this study the NAO explored how seven European cities or regions have tackled regeneration and brrought sustainable growth and renewal to local communities. Brief summaries of these companion studies are published in the NAO publication How European Cities Achieve Renaissance. Among the short reports, on pages 21-28, is one on the LDDC's work in London Docklands.
Overview of LDDC Accounts
As part of a wider NAO study of the Thames Gateway programme , the National Audit Office in 2007 carried out a short analysis of the Annual Accounts of the LDDC over the 17 years of its life. The resulting overview is published here by kind permission.
Note on Copyright
THE LDDC publications included on this site are reproduced by kind permission of the Commission for the New Towns now known as the Homes and Communities Agency. They are published for general interest and research purposes only and may not be reproduced for other purposes except with the permission of the Homes and Communities Agency who now hold the copyright of LDDC publications. The NAO publications are reproduced here by kind permission - the copyright lies with the NAO and they should not be reproduced except with their permmission.