Barking and Dagenham Council has approved plans to build two of the UK's largest data centres, which will boost the borough's drive for digital growth.
The planning decision, which had previously been called in by the mayor of London's office for review, gives go-ahead to NTT Communications Corporation to develop two 212m long buildings on the former Sanofi site at Dagenham East, close to the proposed film studios.
Once developed, the buildings will house large-scale data hosting servers for sectors such as digital media, cloud computing and content defined networks a Councillor Darren Rodwell, leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, said: "Giving the green light to these two huge data centres will mean Barking and Dagenham will be able to power London's digital led economy well into the 21st century."
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