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London 2012 athlete's village masterplan revealed

Stratford City developer Lend Lease has revealed its plans for London's Olympic Village.

The masterplan detailing how the athlete's accommodation will look after the Games was unveiled by Lend Lease on Friday at the start of public consultation in Stratford.

The proposed legacy plans are centred on creating a new community next to the Olympic Park in the heart of east London. Approximately 4,000 homes will be supported by new parks, public squares and open space; an education campus for all ages; healthcare and multi-use community facilities; and new transport links to transform the area into one of the best connected parts of the capital.

A panel of 47 UK and international architectural practices, appointed by Lend Lease, will design the Olympic Village for Games time and legacy. The Olympic Village will accommodate 17,000 athletes and officials during the Olympic Games and 6,500 in the Paralympic Games.

Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) chief executive David Higgins said: “The 2012 Games are about more than a summer of sport, they are a catalyst for much wider regeneration so I welcome Lend Lease’s exciting plans for a new legacy community in the heart of east London. These plans for new homes, schools, healthcare and multi-use community facilities, all on the door step of one of the largest new urban parks in Europe for 150 years, will ensure that the legacy of 2012 lives on for generations."

A planning application for the masterplan has been submitted to the Planning Decisions Team, an independent body responsible for processing all applications relating to the Olympic Park on behalf of the ODA’s Planning Committee, which includes Councillors from the four boroughs in the Olympic Park and externally appointed independent members.

Feedback received during public consultation will be considered before the Planning Committee issue their decision on the application, expected to be at the end of the year.

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