Maximising business opportunities
The Upper Lee Valley has been London’s industrial heartland for more than 50 years and its growth potential is recognised as an Opportunity Area in the London Plan (external link) by the Mayor of London. It is already home to more than 2,000 businesses and 40,000 jobs, with businesses ranging from retail and wholesale warehousing, logistics and distribution, to food and beverage manufacturing and more.
It is an area like no other. Reservoirs, waterways, cycle ways and green and open spaces sit alongside bustling industrial areas steeped in history, town centres and an array of road, rail and public transport connections.
Working in partnership
Haringey, Enfield and Waltham Forest Councils are working together with the Mayor of London to maximise the opportunities for our industrial estate-based businesses, helping them to grow across the valley. This activity will also support wider industrial growth across London.
We want to protect and safeguard industrial land, support local businesses to thrive and provide more quality local employment in London’s industrial heartland.
About the Fund
The Productive Valley Fund is funded through the Strategic Investment Pot, part of the London Business Rates Pilot, a collaboration between all London Local Authorities. Haringey Council is managing the fund on behalf of Enfield Council and Waltham Forest Council.