Old Oak Common Resident Engagement

MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will the Mayor outline what support his Mayoral Development Corporation for Old Oak Common is providing to residents and residents groups in order that their interests are fully reflected in the policy and planning processes for the development?


Answer for Old Oak Common Resident Engagement

Answer for Old Oak Common Resident Engagement

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since its launch on 1 April 2015, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) have been working closely with strategic partners and stakeholders, the London boroughs of Brent, Ealing, and Hammersmith & Fulham, local groups, businesses and residents, including a 'resident champion' from the OPDC Board, to develop a community engagement strategy. Over the next 12-months, OPDC will provide:

1.    An open and interactive consultation process (8-week minimum starting January 2016), consisting of face-to-face, written and online feedback opportunities for all residents, community, business and stakeholder groups, to inform development of the Local Plan

2.    Independent advice and support to help local people understand planning processes to be able to participate effectively in consultations

3.    An annual engagement programme consisting of local meetings and events to generate discussion and develop a framework of community engagement across planning and regeneration policies and processes