Policy Forum for London

Old Oak Common and regeneration in North West London - assessing the development plans and the impact on housing, economic growth and delivering an integrated transport hub

Morning, Wednesday, 20th May 2020

Central London


This conference will discuss the next steps for the development of Old Oak Common Station, the OPDC local plan, and wider priorities for regeneration in North West London.

It will be an opportunity to consider the future for housing, economic development and transport in the context of key policy developments including:

  • The independent review of HS2 - which will examine the project affordability, deliverability, benefits, scope, and phasing;
  • The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation’s (OPDC) development plan for the OPDC area - and the subsequent interim report from the planning inspector; and
  • The Mayor of London’s draft new London Plan - with its broad spatial development strategy for Greater London.

Speakers and chair

There will be a keynote contribution from Liz Peace, Chairman, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation.

Further confirmed speakers include: Philip Beer, Burges Salmon; Sarah Bevan, London First; Andrew Dakers, Park Royal Business Group and West London Business; Dr Steve Melia, University of the West of England; Jeremy Stibbe, Notting Hill Genesis; Councillor Shama Tatler, Brent Council; Professor Neil Alford, Imperial College London; and a senior speaker confirmed from London TravelWatch. The chair for part of the conference is Baroness Randerson, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson on Transport.

The agenda

  • The development of Old Oak and Park Royal - progress and next steps;
  • The future of Old Oak Common Station - implications of independent review of HS2;
  • Delivering an integrated transport hub - practicalities, future-proofing, and community engagement;
  • Priorities for regeneration across North West London and implementing the OPDC local plan - housing, skills, and economic development; and
  • Next steps for developing North West London and the impact of the new London Plan.

This Policy Forum for London conference has attracted particularly strong interest from officials in government and key agencies. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with representatives who have reserved places from: BEIS; DCMS; DfT; DIT; Homes England; MHCLG and ORR.

Keynote Speaker

Liz Peace

Chair, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

Keynote Speakers

Liz Peace

Chair, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

Matthew Botelle

Stations Client Director, HS2


Baroness Randerson

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson on Transport


Andrew Dakers

Chief Executive, Park Royal Business Group and West London Business

Sarah Bevan

Programme Director for Planning and Development, London First

Philip Beer

Partner, Burges Salmon

Jeremy Stibbe

Group Director, Regeneration and Assets, Notting Hill Genesis

Emma Gibson

Director, London TravelWatch

Councillor Shama Tatler

Lead Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning, Brent Council

Professor Neil Alford

Associate Provost (Academic Planning), Imperial College London

Dr Steve Melia

Senior Lecturer, Transport and Planning, University of the West of England