|Successor||GLA Land and Property|
|Legal status||Regional development agency|
|£410.627 million (2007/08)|
|Remarks||Appointment: Mayor of London|
The London Development Agency (LDA) was from July 2000the regional development agency for the London region in England. It existed until 2012 as a functional body of the Greater London Authority. Its purpose was to drive sustainable economic growth within London.
Projects were inherited from English Partnerships or done in collaboration with the Greater London Authority and other public sector organisations including the Department for International Development, the British Council, and London College of Fashion alongside London boroughs. Members of the Greater London Authority commissioned a 2008 report on these projects, followed by another in 2009.
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The board members were appointed by the Mayor of London, and were:
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