London Docklands Development Corporation Act 1994

1994 CHAPTER xiii

An Act to confer powers on the London Docklands Development Corporation for the management and regulation of certain lands and waters within its area, together with other lands and waters; and for other purposes.

[21st July 1994]



By virtue of the [1980 c. 65.] Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980, the London Docklands Development Corporation (hereinafter referred to as “the Corporation”) was established by the [S.I. 1981/936.] London Docklands Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) Order 1981 as the urban development corporation for an area designated by that order lying within Greater London and comprising parts of the London boroughs of Newham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets for the purpose of securing the regeneration of its area:


It is the view of the Corporation that the powers conferred by this Act will advance the securing of such regeneration:


There are within the area of the Corporation various lands and waters formerly consisting of operational docks of the Port of London Authority (of which certain waters are now no longer accessible for navigation) which are used for aquatic sports and leisure activities, and by recreational and other craft:


It is expedient that the Corporation should be empowered to manage and regulate such lands and waters, together with other areas:


It is expedient that the other provisions contained in this Act be enacted:


A map marked “Deposited Map” showing the limits of jurisdiction of the Corporation as proposed to be designated by this Act has been deposited in the office of the Clerk of the Parliaments and in the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons and with the proper officers of the councils of the London boroughs of Lewisham, Newham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets:


The objects of this Act cannot be effected without the authority of Parliament:

May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted, by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—