The £1.5bn Silvertown Quays regeneration project has been given the green light by Newham council in east London after a wrangle over a Section 106 agreement that has lasted more than five years.

The mixed-use scheme, which has been masterplanned by Urban Strategy, a Canadian firm, will include Terry Farrell’s £90m Biota! aquarium.

David Taylor, the chairman of Silvertown Quays, said several architects were working on plans for schemes on the 24ha site at the Royal Docks in east London.

These include: Jestico + Whiles, Maccreanor Lavington and PKS. Taylor added that there would also be a bridge from the site to the DLR station at Silvertown.

Taylor said the whole project, which includes 5,000 homes, should be completed by 2017.