Port of London Authority to discuss 20 year growth plan for the Thames river
The Minister joined Port of London Authority (PLA) chief executive Robin Mortimer to discuss how the Thames Vision, the 20 year growth plan for the river, will help connect communities with the river, PLA said in its press release.
The river Thames is one of the world’s most recognised landmarks, and has greater capacity to be used to access leisure activities like walking the Thames Path, rowing and sailing, and for commuter services and moving freight.
London’s population is expected to grow to more than 11 million by 2050. With significant development expected in East London and the Thames Gateway, the river is ideally placed to play a key role in supplying construction materials, helping to take lorries off the road and improve air quality.