Hogan Lovells Advises on Legacy Communities Scheme for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
04 October 2012
LONDON, 4 October 2012 - Hogan Lovells' London planning team has advised London Legacy Development Company (LLDC) on securing planning permission for the Legacy Communities Scheme mixed use development. The permission was granted on Friday 28 September 2012 following completion of a complex Section 106 Agreement.
Hogan Lovells has advised the LLDC, formerly the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC), since October 2010 on the planning application for the mixed used legacy development, known as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, to be constructed in the Olympic Park following the London Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012. The new development will be located on development platforms left following the removal of the temporary Olympic Games facilities and will frame retained Olympic venues including the Aquatics Centre, the Olympic Stadium and the Velodrome.
Planning permission for the legacy development secures the delivery of up to 6,800 new homes across five neighbourhoods, three schools, three medical centres, nurseries, cultural and leisure uses together with commercial and retail units. Construction of the development is anticipated to commence in Autumn 2013 with a projected build programme of 18 years. The first family homes in the first neighbourhood, Chobham Manor, are expected to be ready at the end of 2014.
The Hogan Lovells team was led by Head of Planning partner Michael Gallimore and supported by senior associate Victoria Du Croz.
Pinsent Masons advised the Olympic Delivery Authority Planning Decisions Team and Ashurst advised Transport for London.
Commenting on the grant of planning permission Michael said:
"We are delighted to have advised LLDC on the process to secure planning permission for the legacy development. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park project has been described by Boris Johnson as "the most important regeneration project that London has seen in 25 years". It will play a vital role in securing the long term legacy for the area following this year's successful Olympic and Paralympic Games and we are proud to have been involved."
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