Old Oak is set to become home to a world-class High Speed 2 (HS2) and Crossrail Station by 2026. It will be one of the largest new stations built in the UK, handling 250,000 passengers a day. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson believes this could act as a springboard to deliver 25,500 new homes and up to 65,000 jobs at both Old Oak and the adjoining Park Royal industrial estate.
Last year, the Mayor launched the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) to drive forward the regeneration of the area.
The OPDC has now issued for consultation its Local Plan which sets out the Mayor’s vision for the area and the guidelines for how the site will develop over time. The Plan includes details of how the area will be transformed, details of distinctive parts of the regeneration site and planning policies for future development.
This consultation runs until March 31 and is the first opportunity for the public to help shape the future of Old Oak and Park Royal. There are a range of ways in which to find out about the Plan and provide comments – at face-to-face workshops, online and by email and post.
Sir Edward Lister, Deputy May
or for Planning and Chairman of OPDC said: “This is the first opportunity that West London residents and businesses have to contribute to the look and feel of the future Old Oak and Park Royal. With so much change planned it is vital that we receive the views of the local community so we can create an unrivalled new part of London.”
Victoria Hills, OPDC Chief Executive Officer said: “This consultation offers the perfect opportunity for local communities and Londoners to get involved and help shape their neighbourhood and city, the place they live and work in. By sharing their views at such an early stage in this 30 plus years project they really can help to shape the transformation of this part of west London.”
Amanda Souter, OPDC Board Member and Community Champion, and local resident said: “This is one of the biggest property developments in the UK in our lifetime. Plans for 25,500 news homes and 65,000 new jobs created right on our doorstep. Our world around us is changing and OPDC’s Local Plan will present a combination of exciting opportunities for residents and also some impacts that we may want to change. It is important we get involved and help shape our own future.”
OPDC will analyse all comments received and use them to inform the next version of the Local Plan which will be consulted on in autumn 2016. It is expected that it will be fully adopted in 2017.
A short film about the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation can be viewed here http://bit.ly/23N6D9I
For more details go to https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/plans-to-transform-old-oak-and-park-royal .