Consultation now live on new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park byelaws
By poppy_smith | Friday, January 18, 2013, 18:15
Local residents in Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets are being asked to comment on proposed byelaws for the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, due to open this summer.
Since the close of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, work has been underway to transform the Olympic Park, which spans the boroughs of Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets into London's newest top destination.
Renamed the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it will provide local residents and visitors to London with 102 hectares (Trafalgar Square is one hectare) of parkland to explore and enjoy, world-class sporting facilities for elite athletes and communities, housing and commercial space, superb transport links and many other benefits.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture said: "The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will form a new focal point for London and a whole new community in the east of London. This is happening in Hackney and it's important that our residents are involved in its development and have their say in this consultation."
The new park promises to be the world's most exciting playground. It will have over 35km of pathways and cyclepaths and 6.5 km of waterways, as well as up to 8,000 new homes for sale and rent, half of which will be affordable housing, five new neighbourhoods and 91,000 sq metres of new commercial spaces, plus 25 sports and activities to choose from everyday, all year round, with indoor and outdoor facilities.
There will also be excellent transport links, with 195 trains to Stratford every hour, only 20 minutes to Oxford Circus and 7 minutes to Kings Cross St Pancras.
To complete the consultation questionnaire on the proposed byelaws, which are based on the standard model byelaws designed by the Department of Communities and Local Government online visit www.hackney.gov.uk/byelaws.
For further information or to request a hard copy of the consultation questionnaire contact Sam Parry on 020 8356 4899 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The consultation ends on 8 February 2013.
Later in 2013 Hackney Council will launch a consultation to revise the byelaws for all parks and open spaces across the borough.