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London 'superhub' given green light

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has approved a planning strategy for Old Oak and Park Royal, which includes the construction of a major High Speed 2 and Crossrail station.

Dubbed a superhub, the station will handle 250,000 passengers per day and is set to open in 2026. The document approved is called an Opportunity Area Planning Framework and it sets out the strategic planning vision for the area. In addition to the station, the framework sets out a vision for 25,500 new homes and up to 14% of London’s jobs.

Deputy Mayor for planning and chairman of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, Sir Edward Lister, said: “London urgently needs new homes and commercial space to meet its ever growing population and there can be no doubt that the regeneration of Old Oak represents a real opportunity to meet those needs. This strategy will mean we can plan for the future of this vast site as we work to create a new, thriving and sustainable part of the capital, where people will love to live, work, play and visit.”

Readers' comments (2)

  • London should be decentralising. It is too big. For many another big hub is strategically the wrong way to go. no water poor power infrastructure, over congested roads, high property prices.......this is just going to make things worse.
    .....Just feeling a bit negative this pm! :)

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  • Ian Walsh

    If you have this who needs Euston??

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