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What our application covers

The proposed Legacy Communities Scheme (LCS) development will continue following the Post-Games Transformation (PGT) phase, which started after the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games in September 2012. Transformation of the Park involves the modification of the Games-time venues, parklands and the overall infrastructure which will subsequently enable further development.

The Olympic Site – Development Stages

The Legacy Communities Scheme (LCS) represents the fourth stage of the process to regenerate this part of east London through the catalyst of hosting the London 2012 Games.

Four stages of development of the Olympic Park site

Above: The four stages of development from preparation for the 2012 Games to the delivery of the post-Games legacy

The Legacy Communities Scheme

The Legacy Communities Scheme is a phased, mixed-use development within the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The development comprises:

  • residential uses (including student accommodation) and a hotel;
  • business and employment uses;
  • shopping/retail and food & drink;
  • financial and professional services;
  • community, health, education, cultural, assembly and leisure facilities;
  • new streets and other means of access and circulation;
  • local utilities, connections and diversions;
  • construction of covered and uncovered car parking;
  • re-profiling of site levels;
  • the laying out of open space;
  • removal of bridges;
  • demolition and breaking out of roads and hardstanding surfaces;
  • new and replacement bridge crossings; and
  • other ancillary supporting infrastructure works and facilities.

The planning application comprises the following documents all of which can be downloaded from the Planning Register.
Please enter Application Reference: 11/90621/OUTODA.
Please note that the Decision Notice and Section 106 legal agreement are also available from this link.


Documents for Approval

Legacy Communities Scheme Planning Application Forms, Schedules and Notices (LCS-GLB-APP-FSN-001)

The application forms, schedules and notices are the statutory planning application forms as submitted to the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Planning Decisions Team (PDT), including supplementary schedules providing more information about the proposals and copies of land-ownership notices which were published in several local and London-wide newspapers.

Plans for Approval

(see associated Drawing List for comprehensive list of Plans for Approval)

A number of plans setting out the detail of development for which approval was sought were submitted as part of this application. Plans for approval included a number of site-wide and Planning Delivery Zone Parameter Plans, as well as plans relating to elements of infrastructure including highways and utilities.

These include:

  • Maximum and Minimum Building Heights
  • Ground and Upper Floor Land Uses
  • Open Space
  • Access
  • Street Layout
  • Topography and Utilities

Revised Development Specification and Framework (LCS-GLB-APP-DSF-002)

The principal purpose of the Development Specification and Framework (DSF) document is to provide the crucial link between the Environmental Statement and the description of the project in those areas where flexibility is provided to enable the project to evolve. It does so by specifying the parameters, constraints and restrictions within which the “flexible” elements of the project must, in the subsequent approval process, be contained so that the scheme remains at all times within the scope of the EIA process relating to the permission as granted.

Design Codes

The following documents contain the site-wide and Planning Delivery Zone (PDZ) specific Design Codes, which are the key to securing high quality, sustainable communities through the design process and shaping the way in which the legacy communities evolve over time. The Design Codes build on the design principles in the Design and Access Statement and were conditioned to ensure reserved matters applications are brought forward in conformity with the Design Codes. They should be read in conjunction with the applicable PDZ-specific Detailed Description of Development, Parameter Plans.

  • Revised Site Wide Design Codes –LCS-GLB-APP-DEC-002
  • Revised Planning Delivery Zone 1 Design Codes – LCS-PDZ1-APP-DEC-002
  • Revised Planning Delivery Zone 2 Design Codes – LCS-PDZ2-APP-DEC-002
  • Revised Planning Delivery Zone 4 Design Codes – LCS-PDZ4-APP-DEC-002
  • Revised Planning Delivery Zone 5 Design Codes – LCS-PDZ5-APP-DEC-002
  • Revised Planning Delivery Zone 6 Design Codes – LCS-PDZ6-APP-DEC-002
  • Revised Planning Delivery Zone 8 Design Codes – LCS-PDZ8-APP-DEC-002
  • Revised Planning Delivery Zone 12 Design Codes – LCS-PDZ12-APP-DEC-002

Supporting Documents

This section of the Planning Statement sets out the overarching documents which are submitted to support the planning application. A summary of the purpose of these documents is provided below:

Planning Statement (LCS-GLB-APP-PLS-001)

This statement outlines how the application has responded to current and emerging national, regional and local planning policy.

Revised Design and Access Statement (LCS-GLB-ACC-DAS-002)

Alongside the Parameter Plans and PDZ-specific Design Codes, the Design and Access Statement (DAS), although not-for-approval, establishes a series of design principles across the LCS application area and more specifically within each zone. It sets out the vision for the site, as well as details of access, scale, character, use and landscape. Illustrative examples of how these principles could be implemented are included within the DAS, however it should be noted that these are for illustrative purposes only and are not-for-approval. The DAS has informed the preparation of the Design Codes, which are submitted for approval.

Revised Environmental Statement (LCS-GLB-ACC-ES-002)

This statement assesses the potential environmental impact of the proposed scheme over the course of its development. Based on a phasing structure, as set out in section 4.4 of the DSF, the Environmental Statement assesses both the likely significant beneficial and adverse effects of the proposed scheme. It is accompanied by the Environmental Statement (Non-Technical Summary) (LCS-GLB-ACC-EANTS-001).

Revised Environmental Statement (Non-Technical Summary) (LCS-GLB-ACC-EANTS-002)

This report is a summary of the full Environmental Statement, addressing the likely significant positive or negative effects that the proposed project may have on the environment, consisting of the natural, social and economic aspects.

Transport Assessment and its Addendum (LCS-GLB-ACC-TA-001 and LCS-GLB-ACC-TA-001A)

This assessment is a comprehensive and systematic assessment that sets-out transport impacts relating to the proposed development. It identifies the measures to deal with the anticipated transport impacts of the scheme and to improve accessibility and safety for all modes of travel, particularly for alternatives to using a car, such as walking, cycling and public transport.

Flood Risk Assessment and its Addendum (LCS-GLB-ACC-FRA-001 and LCS-GLB-ACC-FRA-001A)

This assessment was prepared in accordance with Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 25: Development and Flood Risk. The report is an assessment of the risk of flooding, particularly in relation to the residential and commercial aspects of the scheme. The Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) is a site-wide document for the Olympic Park, but issues and mitigation measures will be specific to the post-Games development plots included within the LCS. The methodology and scoping for the FRA has been agreed with the Environment Agency.

Code of Construction Practice and its Addendum (LCS-GLB-ACC-CON-001 and LCS-GLB-ACC-CON-001A)

This document supports the Planning Application in respect of construction processes to be operated.

Statement of Participation (LCS-GLB-ACC-SP-001)

This statement describes the pre-application consultation processes that have informed the LCS development proposals.

Housing and Social Infrastructure Statement and its Addendum (LCS-GLB-ACC-HSIS-001 and LCS-GLB-ACC-HSIS-001A)

This statement outlines the background to the proposals for housing and social infrastructure within the LCS, in order to inform the Environmental Impact Assessment. It outlines broadly the current position of housing and social infrastructure adjacent to the LCS and sets-out the housing and social infrastructure that is likely to come forward as part of the LCS, after the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Interim Uses Statement and its Addendum (LCS-GLB-ACC-IUS-001 and LCS-GLB-ACC-IUS-001A)

The redevelopment of the Olympic site in the years following the 2012 Games is to be phased over a considerable period of time spanning roughly 25-30 years. Due to this phasing, a number of plots will remain vacant for an extended period of time. The Legacy Corporation is considering an approach to Development Parcels ahead of their permanent use, which would allow them to contribute to the creation of sustainable communities and the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as a premier visitor destination. Although the interim uses are the subject of separate Planning Applications, this report sets-out the proposed approach to the co-ordination of these interim uses on the development parcels.

Revised Green Infrastructure Strategy (LCS-GLB-ACC-GIS-002)

This strategy provides justification for the provision of all green spaces in the area of the Planning Application including open space, biodiversity areas and playspace.

Revised Sustainability Statement (LCS-GLB-ACC-SS-002)

This statement describes the approach that has been taken to sustainability during the design process and considers the extent to which development proposals accord with the principles of sustainable development.

Revised Energy Statement (LCS-GLB-ACC-ENST-002)

This statement outlines how the proposals seek to minimise the use of energy and hence carbon emissions.

Retail and Leisure Impact Assessment and its Addendum (LCS-GLB-ACC-RLI-001 and LCS-GLB-ACC-RLI-001A)

This assessment considers the impact of the proposed retail and leisure aspects of the scheme on the vitality and viability of the surrounding centres.

Equalities Statement (LCS-GLB-ACC-EIS-001)

This statement considers the potential impacts of the LCS on identified equality groups, as well as any appropriate mitigation measures, having regard to the need to advance equality of opportunity, eliminate unlawful discrimination and foster good relations between different groups.

Revised Global Remediation Strategy (LCS-GLB-ACC-REM-002)

This strategy sets-out the site-wide (i.e. global) principles and approach to the management of remediation proposals related to the proposed LCS.

Employment Statement and its Addendum (LCS-GLB-ACC-EMP-001 and LCS-GLB-ACC-EMP-001A)

This statement addresses how the proposals will impact positively on the local and regional economy.

Revised Health Impact Statement (LCS-GLB-ACC-EMP-002)

This statement provides an evaluation of potential health impacts of the LCS proposals and the implications for addressing health inequalities.

Estate Management Strategy and its Addendum (LCS-GLB-ACC-EMS-001 and LCS-GLB-ACC-EMS-001A)

This strategy sets out a long-term approach for the management and maintenance of the application site.

Utilities Statement and its Addendum (LCS-GLB-ACC-UTL-001 and LCS-GLB-ACC-UTL-001A)

This statement outlines the proposals for utility services required as a result of the LCS proposals. The statement includes a description of the existing and proposed utilities network and includes schematic network drawings of each utility.

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