Old Oak Common & Park Royal: Cargiant site consultation update
Cargiant’s 19 hectare (46 acre) land holding, is the largest private holding in the Old Oak Common area.
To put this in context:
- The combined Old Oak and Park Royal Opportunity Area is 650 hectares
- The ‘Old Oak North’ development area that the Cargiant site lies within is 43 hectares (Draft OAPF, 2015)
- The Cargiant landownership is 19 hectares, although their masterplan demonstrates a wider area
- Wormwood Scrubs is 67 hectares
Over the past few months Cargiant, supported by London Communications, have been conducting an extensive public consultation on the future of the site. Throughout this process they have spoken with many hundreds of local people at public exhibitions, local meetings, through emails and individual conversations. They reported recently to Park Royal Business Group (PRBG) how very grateful they are to the local residents, representatives, community groups, residents associations and others who have given their time to speak to them during this period.
Please download a PDF summary of their consultation and the feedback received to date. This sets out how local communities responded to their four key priorities, what they told Cargiant was important to them and what they would like to see Old Oak Park deliver. Cargiant have had a really positive response to the consultation and the guiding priorities presented, but the process has also highlighted a number of areas that local people would like to see consider further. Responding to those points will be a key focus at the next stage of public consultation.
Cargiant’s team are now starting to prepare an emerging masterplan which will be presented in January and February at a series of exhibitions. In the meantime they are continuing to work closely with the OPDC, and the local Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Brent and Ealing. They will also be seeking to host meetings and workshops with local community groups throughout November and December and are also working with local schools to engage young people in the future of the area.
As part of this process they will host a local business event and are currently looking at an early evening event in the week commencing 25 January 2016. In the meantime, Cargiant’s team remain very keen to hear from local communities and businesses, so please submit further thoughts through their online feedback form, where the summary can also be viewed, at www.oldoakpark.co.uk or email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.