The leader of Barking and Dagenham Council has said those involved in the growth of the Thames Estuary are "serious" about the work that lies ahead at an annual event to discuss the region's future.
Skills shortages in the construction industry need to be tackled according to a major developer at the third Thames Estuary Growth Day event last week (3 October).
Major developers, council representatives and business leaders shared ideas and solutions to create a "blueprint for action" at the third Thames Estuary Growth Day event last week (3 October).
A group of almost 100 property professionals and civic officers gathered at the launch of the latest issue of Bristol Is magazine, which took place at Bristol's Passenger Shed this week.
Senior officers and councillors from local authorities in and around London attended the third Councils Building Homes event at the offices of the Local Government Association this week.
Gatwick Diamond Initiative executive director Rosemary French OBE called for councils in the Gatwick area and nearby to work together on a "live local, work local" campaign.
Developers and businesses have called for closer collaboration between local authorities in the Gatwick area to ensure growth objectives are met.
Network Rail is confident that substantial capital investments will be coming forward in the Gatwick area, according to director of route business, development and sponsorship Paul Harwood.
Gatwick Airport outlined growth plans at the Gatwick Diamond Economic Summit, including high levels of investment by new owner Vinci, the likely content of its soon-to-be-published masterplan, and an intention to boost the local visitor economy.
"The Gatwick Diamond is entering our most significant period of growth for 20 years," said Gatwick Diamond Initiative executive director Rosemary French OBE.
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