Plans submitted to the Olympic Delivery Authority include 5300 homes

Developer Westfield has submitted a detailed masterplan and environmental strategy for Stratford City, a regeneration project which will form a key part of the 2012 Olympic legacy in East London.

The plans, submitted to the Olympic Delivery Authority, comprise more than 5300 homes, as well as 1.25m sq ft of retail, leisure and office space and hotels and community facilities.

The 73ha site is owned by London & Continental Railways Westfield claims that the scheme will deliver “stringent environmental and sustainable development standards.”

Some 3000 of the homes will initially be used for the Olympic Village during the 2012 Games.

John Burton, development director at Westfield, said: “Work is already underway. We are on site doing preparation work and infrastructure design is well advanced.”

The town centre district, Zone1 of Stratford City where Westfield is developer, will link the new international station with the regional station.