The Thames Gateway

Royse, Kate. 2005 The Thames Gateway. Planet Earth, Summer. 26.

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The 40-mile stretch of land along the Thames from East London to Essex and Kent, that forms the Thames Gateway, is the focus for the UK’s biggest building programme for over 50 years. Planners have already chosen the key areas for redevelopment, so why worry about the geology? Because, for the most part, they have used picked areas according to socio-economic factors. However, environmental issues – sustainable drainage, biodiversity, flood control and foundation conditions – are important considerations, for which an understanding of the geology can be critical.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Information Products
ISSN: 1479-2605
Date made live: 04 Feb 2014 11:57 +0 (UTC)

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