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Across London, several new football stadium projects are in the pipeline and the London Assembly Regeneration Committee is asking Londoners how these multi-million pound developments impact local residents and businesses.
The Committee is asking Londoners via an online survey, what impact a new or refurbished stadium has had, or will have on their local area? How have house prices, noise levels, transport links and businesses near-by been impacted?
QPR FC is consulting local residents and businesses about their proposed plans to regenerate Old Oak Common, in conjunction with its plans to build a new 40,000 seater stadium.
Gareth Bacon, Chairman of the London Assembly Regeneration Committee said,
“We want to hear from local residents and businesses about what a football stadium can bring to their community. We’ve heard from the football clubs and now we’re eager to hear what the community thinks.
“Throughout our investigation we’ve heard how football clubs across London are proposing new stadium developments as catalysts for wider regeneration - housing, jobs and improvements to public areas and transport links are all part of the plan.
"We welcome QPR’s commitment to consult Londoners about their proposals and the impact their plans could have on people living and working in north-west London.”
This week, the Committee met with Karren Brady CBE, Vice Chairman West Ham United FC to find out what the club will bring to the community when they move to Olympic Park and the club’s plan to redevelop its current stadium at Upton Park.
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Gareth Bacon AM, Chairman of the Regeneration Committee, is available for interview. See contact details below.
As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.
For more details, please contact Alice Andrewartha in the Assembly Media Office on 020 7983 4603. For out-of-hours media enquiries please call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the Assembly duty press officer. Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit, Greater London Authority, on 020 7983 4100.