2012-02-01

'Question to the Mayor' about Old Oak Common

Old Oak Common
Question No: 122 / 2012
Navin Shah
"Now HS2 has been given the go-ahead from the Coalition Government, can you confirm Old Oak Common will be a major interchange?"
Written response from the Mayor
"The Government’s plans for HS2 include a new interchange in west London at Old Oak Common. The current plans are to provide an interchange between Crossrail and HS2 services. However, as I stated in my consultation response in July 2011, a major new interchange in this location also needs to be integrated with the local transport network to ensure that the station is fully accessible to the surrounding area.

TfL has been developing plans to link the station to large parts of south, west and north London by providing connections to the London Overground network. In the supporting material released by the Government last week, connections to the local highway and public transport network are discussed. I was pleased to see this.

In addition, Hammersmith and Fulham have developed large scale regeneration plans for the site, designated as an Opportunity Area in the London Plan. The GLA will be leading an Opportunity Area Planning Framework (OAPF) study to ensure that a coordinated approach to planning at Old Oak Common is developed in conjunction with the surrounding boroughs.

TfL will be working very closely with HS2 Ltd over the coming months to ensure that the opportunity for Old Oak Common to become a major interchange and development opportunity is realised, if at all possible."

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