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Olympic planning team chosen

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) yesterday announced the membership of its proposed Planning Committee
It will take up planning powers for the area covering the Olympic Park in East London in early September.The eleven-person committee comprises two members from the ODA Board, four local councillors recommended by the local authorities, and five people selected following open advertisement.It will be supported by a dedicated team, comprising a mixture of planners directly employed by the ODA and planners on loan from the local boroughs. This team will be led by the ODA's newly-appointed head of development control Vivienne Ramsey, who joins the ODA from the London Borough of Newham.ODA chairman Jack Lemley, said: 'The ODA Planning Committee has a crucial role to play in delivering this project and ensuring that we work effectively with local communities, and I am delighted with the credibility and calibre of the team we have selected.'

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