LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENTS PLANNED IN OLD OAK AND PARK ROYAL
The Plans: The proposals for Old Oak and Park Royal could bring the biggest changes to the area since industry and railways shaped the land in the 19th century. Planned developments include redevelopment of Old Oak Common area with offices and homes (25,500 homes and 65,000 new jobs across Old Oak and Park Royal); construction of the High-Speed-2 railway alongside Crossrail and the Great Western Main Line. Development will take place over the next 25 years or more.
The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation area joins two opportunity areas. These are areas defined in the London Mayor's London Plan as 'the capitals major reservoirs of brownfield land with capacity to accommodate new housing, commercial and other development liked to existing or potential improvments to public transport accessibility.' The current London Plan lists 38 opportunity areas and proivides details on the minumum numbers of new homes and jobs that are to be delivered in each area.
The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) is the second Mayoral Development Corporation, the first being the London Legacy Development Corporation Area. The OPDC has powers to produce planning policy for the area and is still in the process of developing its Local Plan. This is unlikely to have been adoped before the end of 2018.
The OPDC also determines (approves or refuses) all the large scale planning applications within its boundaries. Until its own Local Plan is adopted it will continue to use the existing planning policy of Brent, Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham Boroughs and the London Mayor’s Old Oak and Park Royal Opportunity Area Planning Framework (OAPF) along side its develping Local Plan, to determine planning applications.
Click here to read the timeline of the development of OPDC planning policy with links to the relevant documents. Go to our developments page for details on agreed planning applications in the OPDC area.
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