Olympic Park planning permission

MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What percentage of the Olympic Park does not have detailed/specific planning permission?


Answer for Olympic Park planning permission

Answer for Olympic Park planning permission

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park comprises approximately 240 hectares and is covered by three main planning permissions:

  1. The Olympic and Paralympic planning permission  granted in 2007, covering the 2012 Games-time venues, parkland and infrastructure;
  2. The Legacy Transformation planning permission granted in 2007, covering the post-Games transformation of the retained venues, parkland and infrastructure for legacy use; and
  3. The Legacy Communities Scheme planning permission granted in 2012, for residential led-mixed use development across five new neighbourhoods.

Development under the 2007 planning permissions has detailed consent through the approval of subsequent Reserved Matters.

The Legacy Communities Scheme has outline planning permission and comprises approximately 64 hectares comprising development platforms, open space, roads and other infrastructure.  Of this, approximately 8.7ha (13.6%) has detailed permission through approved Reserved Matters.  A further 5ha (approximate) (7.8%) is currently subject to current Reserved Matters applications.