Hard paving on the Olympic Park

MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your capacity as Chair of the LLDC, can you tell me the area in the Olympic Park covered with impermeable surfacing such as tarmac or polymer adhesives?


Answer for Hard paving on the Olympic Park

Answer for Hard paving on the Olympic Park

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The current area of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is 105 hectares of which 37 is covered with impermeable surfacing (including sports pitches).

The remaining area is permeable landscape and, including parkland, is specifically designed to manage water sustainably.

The landscape across the Park is designed to accommodate and manage heavy rainfall (particularly in the north of the Park) and its design protects approximately 5,500 homes in the Lea Valley from flooding.