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.
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
It’s not too late to be involved in having your voice heard on Planning matters, and in influencing your community’s future! …….We are extending the timeframe for applications to become a member of our Community Review Panel until 5pm on Friday December 8th 2023…………looking forward to receiving your application!
Our Planning Role
We have the responsibility for looking after the development of buildings and outdoor spaces in and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 and Decisions Team Privacy Notice
Details of how the Planning Policy and Decisions Team (PPDT) applies data protection principles to processing data.
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.
Planning area map
See the boundary map for the LLDC planning area.
Planning Decisions Committee
Visit our dedicated page for more information on LLDC's Planning Decisions Committee.