The London Assembly are investigating whether the Olympic Park will deliver the environmental legacy Londoners were promised.
Once the Games are over the park will become the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the site of 10,000 homes plus community and sporting facilities.
Assembly Members on the Environment Committee will be investigating the following questions:
- What will be the environmental impacts and benefits of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park?
- How will the promise to make the Olympic park a ‘blueprint for sustainable living’ be fulfilled?
- What is the Olympic Delivery Agency doing to deliver a site suitable for a sustainable legacy?
- What are the Olympic Park Legacy Company’s plans for the transition to, and operation of, a sustainable legacy?
- How will sponsors, developers and other commercial partners be involved in delivering an environmentally-sustainable Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park?
Murad Qureshi, Chair of the Environment Committee said: “Bold promises were made about how environmentally-friendly the Stratford site will be. We want to investigate how these commitments on its legacy will be fulfilled once the excitement of the Games is over.
”The Olympic Park offers the potential to create a wonderful new area of the capital that promotes a more sustainable way of living. We need to ensure this becomes a reality in order to secure a long-term legacy for London.”