Olympics and Hackney Marshes

Meeting: 
MQT on 2006-02-21
Session date: 
February 21, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0424
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Now that you have abandoned your plans for temporary Olympics parking at Fish Island in favour of using permanent parking facilities at Stratford City, can you also apply similar creative thinking to avoid building on Hackney Marshes as well?

Answer

Answer for Olympics and Hackney Marshes

Answer for Olympics and Hackney Marshes

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Masterplanners and transport experts have examined every possible option and concluded that East Marsh is the only viable location for this temporary facility. Legally binding planning conditions will ensure that East Marsh is fully restored immediately after the Games.