ODA's planning applications will now go to the GLA for further approval

Designs for the Olympic Park in Stratford have been recommended by planners.

Olympic Park

The 10.000-page application was approved last night by the ODA’s independent Planning Decision Team, which includes councillors from the four boroughs in the Olympic Park.

The recommendations will now go to the Government Office for London (GOL) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) for approval.

David Higgins, chief executive of the ODA, said: “These planning applications are the backbone of our vision to create a world-class Olympic Park and a benchmark 21st Century urban environment so this recommendation is a significant step forwards.”

The Olympic Park planning applications cover a land area of 246 hectares. They are in two parts: Site Preparation Planning Application which seeks permission for early works, and the The Olympic and Legacy Transformation Planning Application, which seeks permission for the core construction work and post-Games reconfiguration of infrastructure.