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Planning Authority

The London Legacy Development Corporation acts as the planning authority for the area around and including Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

As the planning authority for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding area, we carry out all of the planning functions that a local planning authority would normally have responsibility for, such as approving or rejecting new developments, giving guidance to local developers, developing high level development plans and defining planning policy for development in the area through the Local Plan.

On this page you can find a summary of recent information and links to various web pages that provide further details on specific planning / policy areas, such as pre-application advice, how to comment on planning applications, the local plan and community infrastructure levies.

Legacy Corporation planning boundary

This means that any planning application made in that area, called the Legacy Corporation planning boundary, must be submitted to us rather than to the local borough.

All information on current and past planning applications is held on our Planning Register. Live enforcements can be found on our Enforcement Register.

PPDT believe that the effectiveness and quality of our work is maximised by employing people from a range of backgrounds and experiences and making full use of their talents to promote excellent working relations.

We encourage all people and organisations that use our services to support this culture where everyone feels respected and is treated fairly.

Return of LLDC planning powers to the London boroughs

In February 2020, the Legacy Corporation’s Board agreed that LLDC’s town planning powers and functions would return to the four neighbouring boroughs of Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest, by the end of December 2024.

For further details and the latest information about the transfer of planning powers back to the neighbouring boroughs, please see our Transfer of Planning Powers web page - Transfer of Planning Powers.

LLDC Community Review Panel (CRP)

The Planning Policy & Decisions Team has now established a new Community Review Panel (CRP) to provide local people with the opportunity to comment on the planning and urban design process relating to land within the Legacy Corporation Planning Area. For further details and information on the panel please see our CRP web page - Community Review Panel.

We are recruiting for additional members to join our Community Review Panel (CRP) for more information please see our CRP web page - Community Review Panel 

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Our Planning Role

We have the responsibility for looking after the development of buildings and outdoor spaces in and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  

Our planning role.

Making an application

If you are making a planning application relating to land within the Legacy Corporation Planning Area, this must be submitted to the Legacy Corporation, rather than to the local borough.

Making an application.

Pre-Application advice service

The Legacy Corporation encourages you to discuss your planning proposals with a member of our Planning Policy and Decisions Team (PPDT) before making an application. This is particularly important for large and more complex planning schemes.

Pre-Application Advice Service.

East Village Planning Applications

Madison Square Garden (MSG) Sphere Planning Application

In March 2019, the Planning Policy and Decisions Team received a planning application for a large-scale live music and entertainment venue.

Madison Square Garden (MSG) Sphere Planning Application.

Transfer of planning powers

The LLDC Planning Policy & Decisions Team (PPDT) will cease its function as local planning authority for the LLDC area from midnight on the 30th November 2024. Information on the work PPDT are performing in relation to the Transfer of Planning Powers can be found here.

Transfer of Planning Powers.

Planning policy

We act as the planning authority for this area, including defining planning policy for development in the area. As part of this, we are currently conducting a Local Plan Review.

Planning policy.

Planning Policy and Decisions Team Privacy Notice

Details of how the Planning Policy and Decisions Team (PPDT) applies data protection principles to processing data.

Planning Policy and Decisions Team Privacy Notice.

View and comment on applications

Once a planning application is under consideration, we accept representations from anyone, including those who have not been notified of the application.

View and comment on applications.

Planning area map

See the boundary map for the LLDC planning area.

Planning area map.

Planning Decisions Committee

Visit our dedicated page for more information on LLDC's Planning Decisions Committee.

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