Olympic Legacy

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


You criticised the organisiers of London 2012 in June last year for having no direction in their legacy masterplan. "There's no point sinking all of this money into east London unless it is actually going to produce a long-term return," you said. "What we need to have is a complete overview of what on earth we're trying to achieve on the Olympics site and what in the long term is this really all about?' With less than 1,000 days to go till the Games, and with the recent appointment of the Olympic Park Legacy Company's Director, can you detail your long-term plan for East London?


Answer for Olympic Legacy

Answer for Olympic Legacy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A successful Olympic Legacy will be London's single most important regeneration project for the next 25 years. My vision for east London is to deliver fundamental economic, social and environmental change, and to close the deprivation gap between the Olympic host boroughs and the rest of London. My planning priorities for the Olympic Park and the surrounding areas will be set out next year in my Olympic Legacy Strategic Planning Guidance (OLSPG), which will clarify and will emphasise the need for a planned approach to regeneration and change, embed exemplary design and environmental quality, and make sure that existing and new housing needs are met - particularly for families. The Olympic Park Legacy Company is entrusted with delivering these changes on my and the Government's behalf.