Old Oak and Park Royal Development Plan Framework Published
The Old Oak and Park Royal Opportunity Area Planning Framework (OAPF) was adopted by the Mayor of London on 4th November 2015.
The framework is the first step in the delivery of 25,500 new homes and 65,000 jobs at Old Oak and Park Royal, while protecting the area as a strategic industrial location for decades to come. The proposed Old Oak Common HS2 links have also received support from government in the recent spending review.
Speaking about the framework, Mayor of London Boris Johnson said:
“Old Oak and Park Royal will play perhaps the most crucial role of any regeneration area in London over the next 20 to 30 years in delivering these much needed new homes and jobs.”
“This Opportunity Area Planning Framework sets out a proactive strategy to capitalise on this step change in transport accessibility to redevelop Old Oak and regenerate Park Royal. This is a development opportunity of national importance that could redefine this part of West London.”
Support for the development was also provided in Chancellor George Osborne‘s Spending Review at the end of November ’15. Mr Osborne stated:
“London added over £338 billion to the UK economy in 2013. The government is providing £11 billion of support for transport infrastructure in London, helping deliver Crossrail, new trains on the London Underground, station upgrades, new buses, and a network of Cycle Superhighways.”
In particular, the spending review pledges to:
Bring together the publicly owned land around the Old Oak Common HS2 station into single control
Provide support for development of the planned HS2 station at Old Oak Common