Planning permission at Old Oak a small first step to a new stadium?

QPR has had a plan for more than 600 homes as well as offices at Old Oak approved. This is the first significant decision made by the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation – the body that will decide whether the club will be able to build a new stadium in the Old Oak area.

The new development is called Oaklands, and is being developed by the club and its partner, the Genesis housing association, on a plot of land at Old Oak.  As well as housing, the development will include a new road. This could later become a vital link road into the development area north of the canal and close to Willesden Junction station.

That road, and other pockets of land owned by QPR could prove to be important in future decision-making on proposals for Old Oak.  The club has said that it needs to have interests in housing at Old Oak as part of its plans to raise finance for a new stadium.

QPR1st Supporters Trust believes this planning permission is good news for all those who would like to see a new stadium.  It is good to see evidence of the club working positively with the planning authority for Old Oak; and showing it can deliver on housing and projects than benefit the community.

The story of QPR’s successful planning application was covered in the Standard last night:

Car Giant, who had said they would submit a planning application for their plans in December last year, have embarked on a fourth round of consultation on their plans for land thy own at Old Oak.

The new mayor of London is currently reviewing the work of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, and is expected to make new appointments to its board later in the year.