The significant public sector investment in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Lea Valley to prepare for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games provided a catalyst for tackling decades of underinvestment across east London. Land has been reclaimed, infrastructure and green spaces improved and created, waterways brought back into use, new sporting and community facilities constructed and new homes built. In short – a new piece of city is being made.
Policy 2.4 of the Mayor’s London Plan identifies the potential of the Games to deliver fundamental economic, social and environmental change in east London, and describes it as ‘London’s single most important regeneration project for the next 25 years’. The Plan also confirms the Mayor’s commitment to use the Games and its legacy to secure ‘Convergence’ by closing the deprivation gap between the Olympic Host Boroughs and the rest of London.
The Mayor estimates that the OLSPG area has the potential to provide around 32,000 new homes and 1.35 million square metres of new and improved commercial floorspace, and confirms Metropolitan Stratford as a focus for regeneration and change. The SPG sets out a vision for the area which includes making it one of the best places to live and work in London, improving connectivity across and into the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and creating new family housing and schools.
The Olympic Legacy SPG was produced by the GLA working with officers from the London Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest, the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation, Transport for London and the Olympic Delivery Authorities’ Planning Decisions Team.
The Olympic Legacy SPG is available in PDF and RTF (text only) files to download below and because of the size of the PDF document, it is available in sections.
Technical studies that informed the OLSPG, including an Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) are also available to download.
The OLSPG was agreed by Sir Edward Lister, the Mayor’s Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Planning, on 20 June 2012 following public consultation, and replaces the Mayor’s Lower Lea Valley Opportunity Area Planning Framework where the two documents overlap geographically. The OLSPG Mayoral Report and a summary of consultation comments are also available below.
|OLSPG Section 1.pdf||7.7 MB|
|OLSPG Section 2.1 and 2.A.pdf||8.02 MB|
|OLSPG Section 2.B and 2.C.pdf||11.45 MB|
|OLSPG Section 2.D and 2.E.pdf||10.07 MB|
|OLSPG Section 3.1 and 3.2.pdf||9.01 MB|
|OLSPG Section 3.3 and 3.4.pdf||8.83 MB|
|OLSPG Section 3.5 and 3.6.pdf||8.51 MB|
|OLSPG Section 4 and 5.pdf||4.45 MB|
|Olympic Legacy Supplementary Planning Guidance July 2012.rtf||1.19 MB|
|OLSPG Infrastructure Delivery Study.pdf||4.9 MB|
|OLSPG Strategic Transport Study.pdf||14.06 MB|
|OLSPG Energy Study.pdf||1.1 MB|
|OLSPG IIA.pdf||4.91 MB|
|OLSPG IIA Scoping Report.pdf||9.7 MB|
|OLSPG Habitat Regulations Assessment.pdf||2.66 MB|
|OLSPG Development Capacity Methodolgy Report.pdf||3.66 MB|
|OLSPG Mayoral report 20 June 2012.pdf||459.31 KB|
|OLSPG Consultation Comments summary 20 June 2012.pdf||363.9 KB|