Morning, Wednesday, 20th May 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
***Taking Place Online***
This conference will discuss:
- The next steps for the development of Old Oak Common Station, following the Prime Minister’s announcement that High Speed 2 will be built;
- The OPDC local plan; and
- Wider priorities for regeneration in North West London.
Key areas for discussion:
- Legal, planning, and engineering practicalities of delivering Old Oak Common Station and the key priorities for delivering transport connectivity in the region;
- Impact of the OPDC local plan on housing development, as well as commercial opportunities and the cost and timeline for the project; and
- The draft London Plan - following the Secretary of State for Housing asking the Mayor of London for improvements to the Draft London Plan for delivery of the housing that London needs.
- The development of Old Oak and Park Royal - progress and next steps;
- The future of Old Oak Common Station - implications of the Oakervee 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.
Why this is relevant: the context:
It takes place with:
- Publication of the Oakervee Review of HS2 - which has examined the project’s 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;
- The Mayor of London’s draft London Plan - with its broad spatial development strategy for Greater London; and
- Transport for London having raised concerns about crowding on Crossrail services if Old Oak Common is the London Terminus.
Policy officials attending
Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stake holders.
Especially with this one. Places have been reserved by officials from the BEIS; DCMS; Department for Education; Department for International Trade; Department for Transport; GLA; HMRC; Homes England; MHCLG; Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government; National Audit Office and Office of Rail and Road.
This conference will be online***
- speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish
- opportunities for delegate questions and comments
- a permanent record of the proceedings will be made available to all delegates afterwards, including a recording of the addresses, all slides that have been made available, and further materials
Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference