NEWS — 04 September 2014

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Local residents are being consulted over the plans for West London football club Queens Park Rangers building a new 40,000 seater stadium on Old Oak Common.

QPR unveiled their plans last year in line as part of a major regeneration project in the area.

There are several new football stadium projects in the pipeline across London, so the London Assembly Regeneration Committee is asking Londoners how these multi-million pound developments impact local residents and businesses.

This week, the Committee met with Karren Brady CBE, West Ham’s Vice Chairman to find out what the club will bring to the community when they move to Olympic Park and what their plan is to redevelop its current stadium at Upton Park.

The Committee is asking Londoners via an online survey, what impact a new or refurbished stadium has had, or will have on their local area? How have house prices, noise levels, transport links and businesses near-by been impacted?

Gareth Bacon, Chairman of the London Assembly Regeneration Committee said: “We want to hear from local residents and businesses about what a football stadium can bring to their community. We’ve heard from the football clubs and now we’re eager to hear what the community thinks.

“Throughout our investigation we’ve heard how football clubs across London are proposing new stadium developments as catalysts for wider regeneration – housing, jobs and improvements to public areas and transport links are all part of the plan.

“We welcome QPR’s commitment to consult Londoners about their proposals and the impact their plans could have on people living and working in north-west London.”

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