Approval has this week been given for the creation of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) to lead planning and development of the Old Oak area, where QPR is proposing to build its new stadium. The new stadium is proposed to be part of a major regeneration of the area.
It is expected that the club will submit its planning application for the development to the OPDC soon after it is established in April.
QPR1st Supporters’ Trust says it is vital that the club gets this planning of the proposed new stadium right so that it can gain the backing of supporters.
QPR1st chair Stephen Dedridge said: “If a planning application is going to be made in April, then the club should be sharing more about their plans with supporters now.
“A new video issued by the club this week really tells supporters nothing new. We want supporters to help the club to get their plans right, and to support the club in staying in Hammersmith and Fulham. To do so, the club should update supporter organisations and the wider fanbase on its proposals.
“What will be the size and shape of the stadium? Tell us about access, realistic timescales, proposed facilities. We want to be certain this is first and foremost QPR’s football ground and not a multi-event compromise.
“Supporters want the best for the club and to work with the Board on this, but the club has to consult with supporters to make this work.”
More information on the OPDC is here:https://www.london.gov.uk/media/mayor-press-releases/2015/01/plans-to-transform-old-oak-common-receive-seal-of-approval-from
The QPR video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXRtFOyKmhw