Plans to transform Purfleet have won Thurrock Council and its development partner Purfleet Centre Regeneration Limited (PCRL) a national award.
A 3,000-home development in east London has been approved by City Hall.
The leader of Thurrock Council highlighted the borough's importance to trade and development in the UK at a networking event this morning (18 September).
Businesses across the south-east and London were offered the opportunity of expanding at a new business park in Medway this morning.
Southwark is in "very exciting times" and "unchartered territory", according to Southwark Council's head of regeneration, Steve Platts.
The opening of London's Crossrail has been pushed back by nine months.
Minister for housing Kit Malthouse visited Medway's flagship £400 million regeneration scheme in July.
Property investor Capital & Regional's plans to extend The Mall in Walthamstow received formal consent from the council at the end of last month.
Mark Francois, MP for Wickford and Rayleigh visited developer Swan NU Living's modular housing factory in Basildon last month to see its delivery of homes for the Beechwood development.
Basildon councillors have urged for changes to the borough's Local Development Plan, to protect green belt land and alleviate concerns about potential "urban sprawl".
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