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Have your say on the Local Plan

for Old Oak and Park Royal
A once in a lifetime regeneration and development
project to create a new place for all Londoners

Public
consultation
open 29 June –
11 September
2017
The Old Oak and Park Royal Development
Corporation (OPDC) was established by the
Mayor of London in April 2015 to oversee
the delivery of 25,500 new homes and 25,500 New health
centres, sports and Protecting and
New homes community facilities strengthening
generate 65,000 new jobs for London. for Londoners and schools Park Royal

Over the next few decades,
we want to make sure that both OPDC’s boundary area Key
current and future residents OPDC’s boundary area
and businesses benefit from
Roads
the significant investment in
The Grand Union Canal
the area by High Speed 2 (HS2)
London Underground Station
and the Elizabeth Line (formerly
London Overground Station
named Crossrail).

As the local planning authority
for the area, we’ll build on this
investment by:

• transforming and developing the
Old Oak area - one of London’s
most inaccessible areas into a
well-connected, world-class
transport interchange

• enabling delivery of new housing
and commercial development,
surrounded by sustainable and
thriving neighbourhoods and
valued amenity space

• protecting, strengthening and
intensifying Park Royal for
industrial uses

• protecting and sensitively improving
Wormwood Scrubs common and
the Grand Union Canal
What’s the purpose of the Local Plan?
OPDC is the local planning authority for Old
Oak and Park Royal and is responsible for
the production of a Local Plan for this area.

The OPDC Local Plan will cover the In particular, the Local Plan sets out
next 20 years and sets out OPDC’s how regeneration should deliver a highly
strategy for the sustainable development connected part of London and create a
and regeneration of its area as a whole. great place to live, work and visit. This
This will include consideration of the document will play an important role in
type, volume and location of new shaping west London’s future and help
development that could take place to drive national economic growth.
and the policies to which applications
The Local Plan will demonstrate how
for planning permission need to conform.
the development and regeneration
The Local Plan includes a range of in the area should look to pioneer
policies dealing with matters such excellence in sustainability, health
as the delivery of new homes, jobs, and wellbeing, design quality and
streets, rail stations, parks, schools, deliver tangible benefits to both local
health centres and utilities infrastructure. communities and London as a whole.
It is accompanied by supporting
studies that support the policies being
recommended for the area.
Details on where you can view the Local Plan and its associated studies
can be found online at: www.london.gov.uk/OPDClocalplan

The stages of creating a Local Plan Projected stages of
for Old Oak and Park Royal the OPDC Local Plan:

The document we are consulting
on and want your views to is the Spring
revised draft of the Local Plan.
Early 2018
The first draft of the Local Plan
underwent public consultation in
2018 Local Plan

February – March 2016. We
June Independent
Adoption
Examination of
received over 2,000 responses 2017
from this consultation which were
Feb Revised draft Locall
the Local Plan

vital to creating this latest version 2016 Plan published
for consultation
of the Local Plan. First draft Local
Plan published
for consultation

Independent Examination We want to hear your views
OPDC is required to submit the Local Plan to the Secretary of State for an The revised draft Local Plan is now ready for the next consultation phase and
Independent Examination. This process involves an independent inspector, we would like to hear from you before it is submitted to the Secretary of State
appointed by the Secretary of State, whose role in the examination process for an Independent Examination.
is to assess whether the Local Plan has been prepared in accordance with:
When responding to this consultation, please use the criteria (as outlined under the
• Duty to Cooperate (a duty to try and agree approaches with Independent Examination section) to demonstrate whether you think that the policies
key public sector bodies on strategic cross boundary matters) in the revised draft Local Plan have been positively prepared, justified, effective
and/or are consistent with national and regional policy and the reasons why.
• legal and procedural requirements
Hard copies of the revised draft Local Plan are also available for public inspection,
• whether it is ‘sound’ (see box below)
get in touch for more information.

How to make a comment:
As part of this Independent Examination the following criteria
will be used for the policies in the revised draft Local Plan: To make comments on the revised draft Local Plan, and associated documents,
please use one of the following methods, providing your full name and contact
Positively Prepared: The Local Plan should be prepared based on
details, from 29 June to midnight on 11 September 2017:
a strategy which seeks to meet objectively assessed development
and infrastructure requirements, including unmet requirements from • Online response form: www.bit.ly/OPDCReg19
neighbouring authorities where it is reasonable to do so and consistent • Email: localplan@opdc.london.gov.uk
with achieving sustainable development.
• Post: Local Plan Consultation, Old Oak and Park Royal Development
Justified: The plan should be the most appropriate strategy, Corporation, City Hall, Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA
when considered against the reasonable alternatives, based on
proportionate evidence.
How your information will be used
Effective: The plan should be deliverable over its period based
on effective joint working on cross-boundary strategic priorities. Due to the process of having an Independent Examination, any information
and/or responses made are not confidential. This means we need your name,
Consistent with National Policy: The plan should enable the or company name, so that the comments can be made available for the public
delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the policies inspection. Once your comments have been logged, all names, company names
in the National Planning Policy Framework and the supporting and associated comments submitted as part of the formal consultation process
National Planning Practice Guidance. will be made available to view on the OPDC website. OPDC will not share or
publish postcodes or email addresses.
Come along to one of our consultation events
OPDC is hosting a series of drop in and presentation events during the consultation.
If you would like to attend, register at: www.bit.ly/OPDCReg19events

Wednesday 5 July Drop in and presentation The CoClub
Drop in from 6.00pm - 6:45pm An opportunity to talk to OPDC officers, view information The Perfume Factory
boards and respond to the consultation. 140 Wales Farm Road
Join us for the presentation
The presentation will focus on the Local Plan’s W3 6UG
at 7.00pm - 8:30pm
spatial vision and place policies.

Monday 10 July Drop in and presentation City Mission
Drop in from 6.00pm - 6:45pm An opportunity to talk to OPDC officers, view information 2 Scrubs Lane
Join us for the presentation boards and respond to the consultation. NW10 6RB
at 7.00pm - 8:30pm The presentation will focus on the Local Plan’s
housing policies.

Saturday 15 July Drop in The CoClub
Drop in from 10.00am - 2.00pm An opportunity to talk to OPDC officers, view information The Perfume Factory
boards and respond to the consultation. 140 Wales Farm Road
W3 6UG

Wednesday 19 July Drop in and presentation The Collective
Drop in from 6.00pm - 6:45pm An opportunity to talk to OPDC officers, view information Old Oak Lane
Join us for the presentation boards and respond to the consultation. NW10 6FF
at 7.00pm - 8:30pm The presentation will focus on the Local Plan’s
social infrastructure and open space policies.

Thursday 20 July Drop in and presentation The CoClub
Drop in from 6.00pm - 6:45pm An opportunity to talk to OPDC officers, view information The Perfume Factory
boards and respond to the consultation. 140 Wales Farm Road
Join us for the presentation
W3 6UG
at 7.00pm - 8:30pm The presentation will focus on the Local Plan’s
employment and town centre policies.

Monday 24 July Drop in and presentation City Mission
Drop in from 6.00pm - 6:45pm An opportunity to talk to OPDC officers, view information 2 Scrubs Lane
Join us for the presentation boards and respond to the consultation. NW10 6RB
at 7.00pm - 8:30pm The presentation will focus on the Local Plan’s
transport policies.

Wednesday 26 July Drop in and presentation The CoClub
Drop in from 6.00pm - 6:45pm An opportunity to talk to OPDC officers, view information The Perfume Factory
Join us for the presentation boards and respond to the consultation. 140 Wales Farm Road
at 7.00pm - 8:30pm The presentation will focus on the Local Plan’s W3 6UG
design and environment policies.

Contact us:
If you are not able to come to an event, we will @OldOakParkRoyal
also be holding two live Twitter sessions on facebook.com/OldOakParkRoyal
Tuesday 18 July and Tuesday 5 September, info@opdc.london.gov.uk
both at 1.00pm – 2.00pm. You can talk to us 020 7983 5732
then using #OPDCLocalPlan. london.gov.uk/opdc