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A ‘major creative production’ facility has been proposed - and Bexley is part of it

PUBLISHED: 14:22 15 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:22 15 February 2017

From Gravesend looking east towards the Thames Estuary, Essex/Kent

From Gravesend looking east towards the Thames Estuary, Essex/Kent

Dae Sasitorn and Adrian Warren/www.lastrefuge.co.uk

Plans were handed into the Thames Estuary Growth Commission earlier this week

Proposals to develop a ‘creative production district’ along the Thames have been handed to a leading development commission.

The Thames Estuary Growth Commission, led by Lord Heseltine, has been set up to lead development for communities along the river.

Now, the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, together with the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, is suggesting boosting the area’s creative output - with one idea set for Bexley.

The plan hopes to create the Thames Estuary into an internationally-renowned centre for major creative production facilities.

Proposals, include a national theatre-making studios complex in Bexley.

Peter Craske is Bexley council’s cabinet member for community safety, environment and leisure.

He said: “I am really excited by the mayor of London’s announcement, especially as Bexley has played a key role in developing this proposition.

“This plan puts us at the heart of the new creative production district which is exactly where we want to be.

“The proposition is also in line with our exciting growth plans for the borough and our infrastructure ambitions around the completion of Crossrail by joining Abbey Wood to Ebbsfleet stopping at Belvedere, Erith and Slade Green.”

Mr Khan added: “London leads the way across the whole of the creative economy – from fashion to film, design to gaming, performing arts to the visual arts.

“It’s only right that we build on this success and transform the Thames Estuary into a world-class centre for creative production – leading global innovation, developing the talent of the future and cultivating world-changing ideas.”

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