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Planning & Architecture Services in Havering London Borough Council

Postcodes: RM1, RM2, RM3, RM4, RM5, RM7, RM11, RM12, RM13, RM14

Havering London Borough Council History

The London Borough of Havering, situated in the northeastern part of Greater London, boasts a diverse and fascinating history that spans centuries. Its origins can be traced back to ancient times, with evidence of Roman settlements and roads crisscrossing the area, although it primarily remained rural and agricultural for much of its early history. Havering-atte-Bower, a village within the borough, has historical ties to the English monarchy, serving as a royal residence during the medieval period and often being used as a hunting lodge by various monarchs. This royal connection adds a unique and regal dimension to Havering’s heritage.

The borough’s transformation gained momentum in the 20th century as London expanded. In 1965, the London Government Act merged several smaller areas, including the Municipal Borough of Romford, to create the London Borough of Havering. This merger marked a significant step in Havering’s development from rural farmland to an integral part of Greater London. As London’s population surged, Havering experienced substantial suburban growth. New housing developments, schools, and infrastructure were constructed to accommodate the increasing number of residents. This shift from rural to urban life brought more people to Havering, attracted by its affordability and its proximity to central London. Throughout its history, Havering has preserved its cultural and historical heritage. Sites such as Romford Market have been hubs of trade and commerce for centuries. In addition, Havering’s commitment to maintaining green spaces is evident through parks like Raphael Park, providing residents with recreational opportunities and preserving the borough’s natural beauty.

The London Borough of Havering is currently governed by the Havering London Borough Council, which oversees local services and policies within the borough. Today, Havering stands as a dynamic and diverse suburban area, offering a blend of modern suburban living, historical significance, and a welcoming community that embraces its unique heritage while adapting to the needs and challenges of the 21st century.

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