Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation Area
Swathes of industrial and railway land in one of London’s poorest areas will be transformed after Old Oak Common was confirmed as southern England’s main high speed hub rail station.
The new station could act as a catalyst to create thousands of new homes and jobs in one of the capital’s most deprived neighbourhoods after the Transport Secretary signalled the go-ahead for the £50billion rapid rail link between London and the north of England. Known as HS2, a new generation of high speed trains – running at speeds of up to 225mph – will stop at a major new interchange station just north of Wormwood Scrubs before terminating at Euston.
HS2 Ltd has submitted a Bill to Parliament for Phase 1 of the proposed HS2 line between London and Birmingham. These proposals include an HS2 station at Old Oak Common by 2026 as well as transport connections to Crossrail and the Great Western Main Line. The HS2 proposals provide a unique opportunity to regenerate the area north of Wormwood Scrubs which has the potential to provide up to 24,000 new homes and up to 55,000 jobs.
Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC)
The GLA set up a Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC) on 1 April 2015 to oversee and co-ordinate the delivery of the regeneration of Old Oak Common linked to the new station. The name of the MDC is ‘Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation’. The OPDC took over planning powers on 1 April 2015 and will lead on preparing a Local Plan and deciding large planning applications for the MDC area, including land within Hammersmith & Fulham. For more information click below:
Old Oak – A vision for the future
In 2013, the council teamed up with the Greater London Authority (GLA), Transport for London (TfL) and the London boroughs of Brent and Ealing and published a vision for the area. This vision gave ideas to show how Old Oak could be regenerated over the next 30 years to maximise the considerable investment, infrastructure and economic opportunities presented by the delivery of HS2/Crossrail.
This vision document was subject to public consultation held from June – September 2013. You can view the Vision document and the consultation summary leaflet for regenerating Old Oak:
- Old Oak – A Vision for the Future: Part 1 (June 2013)
- Old Oak – A Vision for the Future: Part 2 (June 2013)
- Old Oak – A Vision for the Future: Consultation summary leaflet (June 2013)
A report summarising the outcome of the consultation exercise and a schedule of all comments submitted during the consultation period:
- Old Oak – A Vision for the Future: Public consultation report (April 2014)
- Old Oak – Schedule of consultation comments (April 2014)
We support the principle of a HS2/Crossrail station in the borough. Discussions with HS2 are however taking place about potential changes to the HS2 Bill that could help to ensure regeneration is maximised at Old Oak Common. If you would like further information on the issues under discussion please see further information below.