Mayor launches Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

1 April 2015

On 1 April 2015 the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) came into effect. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will act as Chairman of the Board with Sir Edward Lister as its Vice Chairman.

The OPDC is tasked with spearheading the regeneration of Old Oak Common in West London, which as a whole will seek to deliver 24,000 homes and in excess of 55,000 jobs. The area will become a transport hub, with a new station the size of Waterloo to be constructed. This station will handle 250,000 passengers daily due to the arrival of both High Speed 2 and Crossrail on the site.

The OPDC is supported by the Government and holds total planning powers across the site. Various statutory powers relating to infrastructure and regeneration will be owned by the OPDC and in time they will charge a Community Infrastructure Levy.

The Old Oak Common site straddles the boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing and Brent. The Old Oak Park team are working in conjunction with these boroughs and will continue to do so as our plans emerge and as we engage with the communities around the site.

Geoff Springer, Development Director at London & Regional Properties said:

'We are delighted that this body has been established and has now been officially launched. We look forward to working closely with the OPDC as we progress our plans for Old Oak Park and together we can transform this industrial space into a thriving new community for London'.

OPDC Board members

  • Chairman – Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
  • Vice Chairman - Sir Edward Lister, Deputy Mayor for Planning
  • Chairman of the Planning Committee – Will McKee - Chair of Outer London
  • Commission Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council
  • Cllr Julian Bell, Leader of Ealing Council
  • Cllr Stephen Cowan, Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council
  • David Prout, Director General High Speed 2 Group, Department for Transport
  • David Biggs, Managing Director, Network Rail
  • Sir Peter Hendy, Commissioner, Transport for London
  • Simon Kirby, Chief Executive, High Speed 2
  • atthew Pencharz, Senior Advisor for Environment and Energy, Greater London Authority
  • Rahul Gokhale, Chair of the Park Royal Business Group
  • Eric Sorensen, Former Chief Executive of London Docklands Development Corporation and the Millennium Commission
  • Amanda Souter, local resident and chair of Wells House Road Residents Association
  • Prof Debra Humphris, Vice Provost Education at Imperial College London