20,000 new homes have planning permission on London Olympic Park

31 August by


20,000 new homes have been granted planning permission in boroughs around the site of the 2012 Games.  

The boroughs include; Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Greenwich, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest which have already grown by nearly 100,000 since the end of the games.

The first wave of 6,000 new residents moved into the former Athletes Village at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, converted into 2,800 homes along with a new school and health centre.

Another 828 homes on the site are nearing completion.

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) chief executive David Goldstone said: “There are some exciting housing developments coming forward in the next few years.”

Housing and planning minister Gavin Barwell said more than a third will be classed as affordable and many are due to be built on former wasteland that was cleaned up.

“The Olympics are still providing enormous benefits long after the London Games have finished,”

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