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What Changes Have Taken Place In This

Area Around The Lee Valley Essay, Research Paper

The Lee Valley Regional Park Authority was

set up in 1967 by an act of parliament to develop the areas along the Lee, many

of them by then dis-used and derelict,?

for recreation and nature conservation.?

Although the idea had first been suggested twenty years earlier, the

Civic Trust report published in 1964 was the catalyst for co-operation between

the various authorities, and the Lee Valley Regional Park Bill received Royal

Assent in December 1966. Abercrombie’s 1944 Greater London Plan proposed a

regional park in the Lee Valley and in 1968 an Authority was formed to make a

37km long park. It reaches from hackney in the East End of London to Ware in

Hertfordshire. Abercrombie wrote that ‘here is a magnificent opportunity for

landscape treatment and tree planting’ but few landscape architects have worked

on the Park. So, after this the derelict land changed to a Regional Park with a

leisure centre and other facilities for the community. The previous land was derelict

because of all the sewage works and other types of industry around the area,

because of this they could not build houses because in the area because it

would of been a very un-attractive place to live in. So they had to build some

sort of amusement facilities for the community ?because the government demanded it. And the result of that is that

there is now a cinema which has 12 screens and is a focal point for teenage

gatherings, a leisure centre for all ages, an ice rink, a golf course and

eating facilities. ????????????????????? ???

Ramney Marsh is currently changing from the old sewage works and mostly

derelict and unused land to a place which will be decommissioned and

decontaminated, the area would have 13 hectares of developed land providing accommodation

for a networked research and technology development nucleus which would contain

such things as the Lee Valley Business and Innovation Centre with 60 associated

incubator units for innovative start-up companies and projects, a Silicon

Microchip Foundry which provides a flexible manufacturing process for

micro-sensors, a Technology Transfer Centre, providing a direct interface

between Middlesex University and business, channelling new ideas into local

companies and the marketplace, opportunities for up to 38,167 metres squared of

accommodation for inward investment occupiers with a research and development

requirement and the creation of improved access vital to the development of the

site and the success of business in the Lee Valley. The land was previously

used as Sewage Works this was the collection, treatment, and sanitary disposal

of liquid and water carried wastes from households and industrial plants around

the area of Lee Valley.?Alma Road has changed from old Victorian housing which probably

house people who commuted in to London to work to 2 blocks of flats. Most of

the old Victorian housing has been knocked down but three houses were left

untouched opposite the two flats. The flats are about 22 storeys high and

probably house at least two hundred ?people.?

Enfield Island has changed from a Royal Small Arms Factory to an Island

of housing. The old Royal Arms Factory was the major supplier of arms for the

British army for over a century, but now there are houses, flats and apartments

there.?Mansfield road was a place that was used for farming and gravel

extraction, the farming was for dairy and market gardening and was very successful

because it was near a major city and near a port. But now there are Rugby

field, water storage and houses. ?? ?????? ?