MD1421 Designation of Old Oak and Park Royal Mayoral Development Area and Corporation

Type of decision: 
Mayoral decision
Code: 
MD1421
Date signed: 
09 December 2014
Decision by: 
Boris Johnson MP (past staff), Mayor of London

Executive summary

As described in MD1354, the Mayor has now consulted on his plans to designate a Mayoral development area at Old Oak and Park Royal with the aim of establishing a Mayoral development corporation (MDC) in that area, using powers granted by the Localism Act 2011 and becoming operational with planning powers on 1 April 2015. The MDC would act as the agency responsible for planning and driving the regeneration of Old Oak, Park Royal and the surrounding area. The proposed name of the MDC is the “Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation” (OPDC”).

This form seeks approval of the following: the publication of the report on the statutory consultation on the Mayor’s proposals, which includes his statements to the London Assembly and the three borough councils of Brent, Ealing and Hammersmith and Fulham, as to those of their comments he has not accepted; that the OPDC is to exercise plan making and development management powers (but not powers to give discretionary business rate relief); the laying before the London Assembly of the Mayor’s final proposals for the designation of land at Old Oak and Park Royal as a Mayoral development area; and subject to the Assembly not rejecting those proposals in accordance with the 2011 Act within 21 days of laying formal designation of that area as a Mayoral development area under the Act the subsequent notification of the designation (including his decisions about planning powers and the OPDC name) to the Secretary of State; the proposed composition of the Board; and Board member remuneration requirements being delegated to the Head of Financial Services.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice