Olympic body approves plans for 6,800 homes
Plans to build up to 6,800 homes on the Olympic site after the games have been approved.
The Olympic Delivery Authority, the public body responsible for the buildings for the games, has approved plans put forward by the London Legacy Development Corporation.
These will see 6,800 homes built in five neighbourhoods across the Olympic Park. Around 35 per cent of these will be affordable, in line with the requirements in the mayor’s London plan, and 40 per cent will be family homes.
Homes on the first of the developments, Chobham Manor, are on track to be ready at the end of 2014 following the planning approval.
Three new schools, nine nurseries, three health centres and 12 community spaces are also planned for the site, which is expected to create 8,000 permanent jobs.
Andrew Altman, chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, said: ‘This decision represents a giant step forward for east London’s future and the culmination of years of hard work with the local communities and Olympic host boroughs.’
Corporation chairman Daniel Moylan added: ‘These five neighbourhoods will stitch together the surrounding communities of a formerly isolated area through new homes, schools, shops, parks, infrastructure and jobs.’