Boris to chair Development Corporation

10 March 2015

It has today been confirmed that the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will chair the board of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, due to come into existence on 1 April.

Sir Edward Lister, the Deputy Mayor of London for Planning, will be the Vice Chair of the body.

The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation is being established to drive forward the regeneration of the area and transform it into a thriving new piece of London, delivering much needed new homes and jobs.

Old Oak Park is at the heart of this area and is the largest privately owned site. It is key to unlocking the potential of Old Oak Common and has the opportunity to deliver the first major development and set the standard for this new part of London.

Geoff Springer, Development Director of Old Oak Park, said:

"The confirmation that the Mayor of London will personally chair the new Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation is excellent news and shows the huge significance of this regeneration to London's future. It is another sign of the growing momentum behind the regeneration of the area. We look forward to continuing to work with the Development Corporation and the Boroughs as we progress through the early design and engineering challenges prior to public consultation on our masterplanin the coming months"