Mayoral Development Corporations 2

MQT on 2011-03-23
Session date: 
March 23, 2011
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given the opposition amongst many London boroughs to the general principle of Mayoral Development Corporations, how can an MDC on the Olympic Park ease such concerns and be an exemplar scheme for borough participation?


Answer for Mayoral Development Corporations 2

Answer for Mayoral Development Corporations 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My proposals for the Olympic Park Legacy Corporation, published for consultation on 7 February, make very clear my expectation that the new body will enjoy a close relationship with the four local authorities spanned by its boundary, building on the good relationship that OPLC enjoys with them now. In particular, I have proposed that borough members will sit on the Board and Planning Committee of the MDC and that its planning functions would be discharged in collaboration with local authorities. I expect that additional opportunities for collaboration will be highlighted through the consultation process.