OPDC Review (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4926
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given that the review identified the high cost of infrastructure acting as a detrimental factor in securing affordable housing because of the high costs of development, will the Mayor offer assurances that he will do his best to minimise the construction costs of the HS2 station box, ensuring that even if this is a temporary terminus before connecting to Euston, grand designs do not exclude the next generation of Londoners potentially finding a home within the OPDC area?

Answer

Answer for OPDC Review (2)

Answer for OPDC Review (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The design and construction of the Old Oak Common Station including the station box, is being funded by the Department for Transport (DfT) as part of the High Speed 2 (HS2) programme. The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) is working with DfT to understand potential opportunities, costs, and revenues associated with any development on HS2 owned sites adjacent to the station, to increase the overall number of jobs and homes that could be delivered at Old Oak. Any development would need to be compliant with the Mayor's planning policy in relation to affordable housing.