Get Involved

Community activity

OPDC’s engagement team are committed to ensuring the local communities get involved in the future plans for the area.

A key element of their role is to raise awareness about the project, as it is the largest regeneration and development scheme in the UK, with the space and capacity to create 25,500 new homes and 65,000 jobs.

The broad outline of the team’s responsibilities include:

  • setting-up statutory consultations
  • establishing working groups and partnerships
  • attending local resident association meetings
  • having a presence in the local community

As well as supporting the wider OPDC team and working with the local community, businesses and voluntary sector, they are also working on plans to hold exciting local events throughout the year.

The ambition is to give the community increased opportunities to hear about OPDC and find out what is happening in the Old Oak and Park Royal area.

Please keep a look out for all upcoming events which will be posted on this page.

Old Oak and Park Royal's Community leaflet

As part of our engagement goals, they have developed and produced a specific leaflet, made for the community and in partnership with the community through focus groups and community workshops.

This leaflet features a broad timeline of the project, a map of the boundary area and other information that you said was important to you and the surrounding neighbourhoods and communities.

Meet the engagement team

Team members are based at The Collective, on Old Oak Lane from Tuesday to Thursday. If you would like to find out more about consultations, local events or future plans, please contact us directly.

Please note that due to the team being ‘out and about’ on a regular basis you'll need to make an appointment to visit the team so we can plan ahead and be available.

HS2 Community & Environment Fund

On behalf of HS2, the charity Groundwork is administering two funds that have been announced that are available to local communities that need help with the disruption that will be caused by the construction of Phase one of HS2 between London and the West Midlands; the Community and Environment Fund and the Business and Local Economy Fund. This means that local communities and businesses will now be able to apply for these and there are eligibility checkers on the website for both. 

Find out more about how OPDC is working with HS2 on behalf of the local community and businesses.

HS2 activity in the Old Oak area

HS2 have launched a community webpage for the Old Oak area for the local community and businesses. You can find out more about what the proposals are for the route, how it is being constructed and what we are doing to make this less disruptive.

HS2 have informed us that utilities such as gas and water will need to be diverted from Bethune Road, leading to the roads closure. HS2 will be be investigating where the possible route of the diversions will be with trial trenches being dug in the nearby roads. This is expected to take place on:

  • Atlas Road

  • School Road

  • Bethune Road

  • Chase Road

  • Victoria Road

The work is estimated to start October 2017 until early February 2018. Work on Victoria Road is expected to start in January 2018.

For more information and maps of the areas impacted, review this document created by HS2.

If you have an enquiry or want to make a complaint about HS2 construction, the Independent Construction Commissioner has produced a helpful leaflet.

Revised draft Local Plan 2017

From 29 June to midnight on 11 September 2017, we consulted on the revised draft Local Plan for the OPDC boundary area. The Local Plan and its supporting documents, will shape how the area will be developed over the next 20 years and be used in determining planning applications.

We created a community leaflet about the revised draft Local Plan consultation that was sent to over 40,000 addresses in and around the OPDC boundary area.