CGI rendering of Old Oak High Street

OPDC Vision and Mission

Vision

To create and deliver London homes and jobs to facilitate London’s growth and enhance London’s competitive position in the global economy.

Mission

To capitalise on the significant HS2 and the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) investment at Old Oak Common to drive forward the delivery of high quality homes and jobs to facilitate London and UK growth and global competitiveness. To realise the Mayor’s vision and priorities for London and Londoners.

Strategy

Old Oak and Park Royal will be a sustainable new community built on brownfield land in west London. It will be an accessible, healthy, high quality and ‘smart’ regeneration project, seeking to showcase the very best practice in ‘placemaking’. Over the next 20 to 30 years its development will make a major contribution to strengthening London’s role as a global city.

As the future major landowner for the core development area in Old Oak, this vision and mission will now be more achievable.

OPDC Strategic Plan 2016-2019

The OPDC Strategic Plan encompasses OPDC's direction of travel for a three year period between 2016 and 2019. View the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan.

Transport links to the area

Old Oak and Park Royal will be a highly accessible location. At its centre will be a world class transport ‘super-hub’, which will become one of the country’s most connected and largest railway interchanges.

The area will also benefit from significant London-wide and local transport connections, helping transform an area previously cut off from the rest of London. It will also help bring economic benefits to surrounding areas like Harlesden, Acton, Ealing and Kensal, including employment opportunities both during and after construction.

65,000 new jobs generated at Old Oak and Park Royal

Old Oak and Park Royal will offer unique employment opportunities. There will be a new commercial and office hub focused around a new Old Oak Common station, providing the opportunity for 55,000 new jobs.

Park Royal will be protected and strengthened where possible. This industrial area will continue to be the UK’s largest industrial estate, housing more than 2,000 businesses that will thrive as they take advantage of new opportunities to grow.

New and diverse businesses from a broader range for sectors will be attracted to Park Royal, along with relocated businesses from Old Oak, allowing the area to accommodate an additional 10,000 jobs.

25,500 new homes thanks to UK’s largest regeneration scheme

Old Oak will be a new, well-connected neighbourhood of high quality design integrated into its surroundings.

By the mid-2020s Old Oak will be a vibrant and attractive place with a strong sense of community, where people will want to live, work and play. It will be a place that encourages healthy lifestyles and sustainable living.

Old Oak will consist of at least 24,000 new homes. This will comprise of a mix of house types and tenures, including low cost homes, that cater for residents at all stages of life.

Residents will be served by a new town centre and high street that provide abundant opportunities not only in housing and employment but also in education, culture, sport and leisure.

In addition, there will be opportunities for a minimum of 1,500 new homes in specific non-industrial locations in Park Royal.

Public space enhanced and protected

The area will benefit from a highly connected network of new and improved streets and open spaces, which will encourage walking and cycling. Improved bus networks and a significantly transformed road network will exist alongside this.

Wormwood Scrubs will continue to be protected as a valuable amenity and ecological space for Londoners, supporting local biodiversity. Sensitive enhancements will enable more Londoners to use and enjoy the space for recreation, especially those from the surrounding boroughs.

Opportunity Area Planning Framework

OPDC’s planning framework, to deliver 25,500 new homes and 65,000 jobs in the area, was approved and adopted by the Mayor on 4 November 2015.

The Mayor published the framework document for consultation earlier this year. Following a process of fine-tuning with London boroughs, partners and strategic stakeholders, the OPDC Board and Mayor approved the document to inform the strategic planning direction for the area.

The Opportunity Area Planning Framework aims to:

  • capitalise on the new HS2, Crossrail and National Rail interchange to regenerate the area and contribute significantly to London’s competitiveness
  • create a new urban neighbourhood at Old Oak, supporting a minimum of 24,000 new homes and an additional 1,500 in non-industrial locations in Park Royal
  • support the creation of 55,000 new jobs at Old Oak and a further 10,000 at Park Royal
  • protect and enhance Park Royal as a strategic industrial location
  • ensure new development safeguards nearby amenity assets such as Wormwood Scrubs and the Grand Union Canal
  • work with communities, residents and businesses to realise the strategy

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