Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

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Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation
Formation1 April 2015
TypeMayoral development corporation
HeadquartersCity Hall, London
Location
Official language
English
Chair
Edward Lister
Parent organisation
Greater London Authority
Websitehttps://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/organisations-we-work/old-oak-and-park-royal-development-corporation-opdc

The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation is a Mayoral development corporation established in April 2015 by the Mayor of London.

Organisation[edit]

The organisation was created by The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (Establishment) Order 2015.[1] Approval was granted by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles in January 2015.[2]

The corporation will be responsible for regenerating 950 hectares including the common land area of Old Oak Common and the industrial Park Royal site in West London. Plans are in place for the construction of 24,000 homes and the creation of 55,000 jobs, along with a HS2 and Crossrail station as well as a proposed new 40,000 capacity football stadium for Queens Park Rangers.

Old Oak Common is a large area of common land situated in the London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Brent and Ealing. The corporation will assume various statutory powers related to planning, infrastructure, regeneration and land acquisitions.[3] The corporation will set a community infrastructure levy in the future.

Board members[edit]

  • Will McKee, Chairman of the Planning Committee, Chair of Outer London
  • Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council
  • Cllr Julian Bell, Leader of Ealing Council
  • Cllr Stephen Cowan, Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council
  • David Prout, Director General High Speed 2 Group, Department for Transport
  • David Biggs, Managing Director, Network Rail
  • Sir Peter Hendy, Commissioner, Transport for London
  • Simon Kirby, Chief Executive, High Speed 2
  • Matthew Pencharz, Senior Advisor for Environment and Energy, Greater London Authority
  • Rahul Gokhale, Chair of the Park Royal Business Group
  • Eric Sorensen, Former Chief Executive of London Docklands Development Corporation and the Millennium Commission
  • Amanda Souter, local resident and chair of Wells House Road Residents Association
  • Prof Debra Humphris, Vice Provost Education at Imperial College London

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