OPDC Review - Review of Support

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0287
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will the Mayor provide an update on the review into the appropriate staffing and support of OPDC, as set out in his review?

Answer

Answer for OPDC Review - Review of Support

Answer for OPDC Review - Review of Support

Answered By: 
The Mayor

OPDC has, as part of the 2017/18 budget setting process, reviewed its staffing structures and identified efficiencies.  Its refreshed staffing structure will allow it to focus on its core development priorities at Old Oak and, building on existing shared services arrangements, there are further opportunities to exploit synergies with the Development, Enterprise and Environment Directorate at the GLA.  OPDC is engaged with developing plans for Homes for Londoners and this powerful new team at the heart of the GLA Group will enhance the expertise available to OPDC. And it will also seek to benefit from capacity and resources elsewhere in the GLA Group, such as at Transport for London.

Finally, the proposed 2017/18 budget is setting aside £1m to support development of an OPDC self-financing package.  The work to develop that package is already underway.