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OPDC: activities, events and blogs

Our Second Community Forum Event

OPDC Community Forum
Our second Forum event was held at the end of 2017 and enabled the OPDC team to meet with, update and chat to local residents, charities, and businesses about proposed developments, progress and activities in the Old Oak and Park Royal area. 

Read more about the Forum event.


My experience as an Apprentice at OPDC

Generations of City Hall apprentices with Sadiq Khan
Over the last few years OPDC has taken part in the Greater London Authority's Apprenticeship programme. Our most recent Apprentice, Iqra, is now almost at the end of the year with us and has shared her thoughts and experiences of the scheme and working here.

Read Iqra's blog.


Park Royal's hidden gems

Mash food market
As part of OPDC's ongoing activity and engagement with businesses in Park Royal, a number of the team went on a tour arrange by SEGRO to meet a number of the diverse and interesting businesses that are located within London's largest industrial area.

Read more about the tour.


#myOldOak and #myParkRoyal films!

Filming in Old Oak and Park Royal
 Watch the videos that celebrate and share the amazing people, history, place and future of Old Oak and Park Royal.

Watch the videos.

Construction work to deliver 605 new homes for London begins

James Murray starting the building work on London’s largest regeneration scheme in Old Oak and Park Royal with OPDC
On Friday 29 September, a number of local residents, stakeholders and apprentices already working on the scheme gathered on site, at the top of Old Oak Common Lane, to mark this significant moment for the UK’s largest regeneration project.

Read more about the 'breaking ground' day.

Old Oak Common Open Day and Elizabeth Line Depot tour

Old Oak Common Open Day
On Saturday 2 September, OPDC staff and the sunshine were all out in force at the Old Oak Common train depot. It was a really busy day and brilliant opportunity to talk to lots of people about the future of Old Oak and Park Royal. Not to mention going on a tour of the Elizabeth Line Depot.

Read all about the day.

Revised draft Local Plan consultation snapshot

OPDC revised draft Local Plan consultation
We've collated a number of the questions and issues raised during the 10-week consultation for the revised draft Local Plan for Old Oak and Park Royal in July - September 2017.

Read the snapshot of questions, issues and responses.



Revised draft Local Plan consultation poem

OPDC revised draft Local Plan consultation poem
Throughout July 2017, we held a number of drop in events and presentations as part of the revised draft Local Plan consultation and a colleague wrote a poem that we thought would be fun to share.

Read the poem.


Grayling report: the State of Engagement

State of Engagement report

In July 2017, PR firm Grayling, published a report on the State of Engagement.

Read more about the report.


Fun community day for all the family

OPDC - Community engagement - copyright Sara Henry
We held our first community event in May, which was a 'Tea Dance' and enabled over 80 local residents to come together to dance, drink tea and much more.

Read more about the tea dance.




Neighbourhood Planning Q&A

OPDC - planning framework
In May 2017, OPDC planning officers held an event for local communities, businesses and other interested parties to find out more about the process and details of Neighbourhood Planning. This presentation also features the Old Oak Neighbourhood Forum application.

Find out more about Neighbourhood Planning and and view the presentation.



What is Regulation 19? OPDC's draft Local Plan, pre-consultation event


OPDC - Draft Local Plan cover
As the OPDC draft Local Plan moves in to the next phase of planning legislation, we explained what this stage involves at an event in April 2017.

Find out more about Regulation 19 and view the presentation.




Listening to our local community and building a vision together

Victoria Hills speaking at an OPDC Community event
OPDC began its Community Forum series in January 2017 with two meetings: one for voluntary organisations and charities and the second for local residents.

Find out more about the Forum and view the presentation.



An update on London's largest regeneration project

OPDC - draft local plan meeting
In November 2016 we held an event inviting the local community to hear about the Local Plan as the project progresses.

Read about the evening and view the presentation slides.



Creating a shared vision for Old Oak and Park Royal

OPDC - Old Oak, core development area, proposed aerial CGI
Establishing a shared vision is crucial to delivering 25,500 new homes and 65,000 new jobs in west London. In September 2016 we hosted our first Planning Seminar with landowners, developers, consultants, the three surrounding Boroughs and other key delivery partners.

Read about the event in more detail.




'Through the keyhole' with businesses in Park Royal

OPDC meets businesses in Park Royal Industrial area
In September 2016, Victoria Hills, CEO of OPDC, and a number of OPDC staff toured a number of businesses in Park Royal. 

Read the report from the visit.