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Ready, set, go for Olympic Park as plans win the green light

The blueprint for the new 2012 Olympic Park cleared its final hurdle after two huge planning applications were given the thumbs up by London’s top brass yesterday (1 October).

The blueprint for the new 2012 Olympic Park cleared its final hurdle after two huge planning applications were given the thumbs up by London’s top brass yesterday (1 October).

Both the Government Office for London and the Greater London Authority agreed to back the proposals, which were originally submitted by an EDAW-led design team back in February and had already been approved by the Olympic Delivery Authority’s (ODA) planning committee.

The 10,000-page applications outline the authority’s plans for new sporting venues, highways, bridges, footpaths, river works, utilities and open space – both in Olympic mode and in their post-Games legacy reconfiguration.

The park proposals have been drawn up by an EDAW consortium which includes Buro Happold, HOK Sport and Allies and Morrison, together with Arup and Atkins.

Chief executive of the ODA, David Higgins, said: ‘With planning permission for the Olympic Park secured, we will continue consultation on detailed planning applications for individual venues and on the legacy masterplan, so there will continue to be opportunities for people to comment on the plans for the future Olympic and legacy Park.’

According to the ODA, the planning permission is subject to a series of conditions ‘including ensuring the submission of further detailed plans for venues, landscaping and infrastructure in the Park.’


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