A SCHEME that paves the way for 25,500 new and affordable homes and 56,000 new jobs at Old Oak Common and Park Royal was given the go-ahead today (23).

Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation submitted its modified Local Plan earlier this year and, following extensive public consultation, has been given approved by the Planning Inspector.

Development is focused around High Speed 2’s Old Oak Common Station, to create an urban district with thousands of new homes, a wide range of jobs, new public green space and community areas.

The Plan sets out how the Mayor and OPDC will maximise the benefits of Old Oak Common station, the only place where HS2, Great Western and the newly-opened Elizabeth Line will connect

The aim is for 50% of homes to be affordable and 30% of the area to be public green space.

This year, OPDC was awarded a £50m loan from the Mayor’s Land Fund to start the delivery of 1,100 new and affordable homes.