Park Royal

MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you feel that Park Royal's future as London's industrial heart is under threat from demands for housing?


Answer for Park Royal

Answer for Park Royal

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The draft alterations to my London Plan have extended the Park Royal Opportunity Area. These 'will build on its importance as one of London's key industrial locations, especially its potential to meet modern logistics and waste management requirements. (they will) also address the need for site assembly and decontamination and improvements to local access and the environment. (They) will take account of London's future rail and water freight requirements and their land use implications and the scope for improvements in strategic rail accessibility. (They) will also consider whether there is some scope for mixed use intensification in locations outside the Strategic Industrial Location with good public transport accessibility'.Work on the planning framework to implement these principles has already commenced and I am closely monitoring changes in industrial capacity throughout London, including Park Royal.