HC Deb 09 December 1980 vol 995 c349W
Mr. Wheeler

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are his plans for the Beckton site in the docklands; if this site will be included in the area of the London Docklands Development Corporation; and if not, what are his reasons for excluding it.

Mr. King

That part of the British Gas Corporation "Beckton site" to the west of the line of the East London river crossing—as shown in the Beckton district plan—is included in the proposed urban development area so that the proposed London Docklands Development Corporation can incorporate plans for its development in its strategy for the regeneration of its area. The remainder was excluded as it cannot become available for development, other than for short-term purposes, until decisions have been made on its possible use for a substitute natural gas plant. Such a decision is not imminent.